SHE NEVER STOPS, SHE'S A GO-GETTER
Crossposted with For the Birds
Today is the 7 year anniversary of the first-ever BIG SHE-BANG, organized by the Long Island Womyn's Collective. For a history of the Big She-Bang, check out Beth Puma and Kate Wadkins' "I Got a Proposition Goes Something Like This: A Brief History of the Big She-Bang." To see how the festival has changed and grown through For the Birds, check out our archives.Note: I also have some fun, old images of Long Island Womyn's Collective projects & events on this blog. Check them out here.
BIG MOUTH: contemporary feminist voices in art + illustration, a show I've been working on with Lauren Denitzio, opens tonight. All of the info is available here.
Some notable press mentions so far:
New York: Ever notice how “feminist movements have historically grown out of interventions within radical communities in the face of silence, anger, and often, violence”? BIG MOUTH: contemporary voices in feminist art + illustration showcases artists who seek to break those silences. Check out the exhibit at Brooklyn Fire Proof. Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 9-12, located at 119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Keep on your radar . . .
You know what's super exciting to me? That I get to write about my guitar-hero of a friend, Marissa Paternoster, in a way that highlights one of her other major talents. She's a rad artist, in case you've been under a rock for the past two years. Her work with Doodle Drag and otherwise has been popping up in my posts at Hyperallergic of late.
It’s been nearly a month since we dismantled our mail art show, Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ, here at Hyperallergic. The show was a first in a lot of ways: me and Hrag’s first collaboration, Hrag’s first zine-making experience and my first time curating a show outside of my own initiatives.
Hrag and I responded to the temporality of mail art by placing a rule on our exhibition catalogue/zine: patrons were not able to receive the zine in person, they had to get it through the post. We sent out our entire first edition within a week of the show opening, which sold-out quite fast. We even sent our copies of the zines to each other.
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