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NASTY WOMEN Exhibition

NASTY WOMEN Exhibition

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Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15, 2017


Nasty Women Everywhere

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7-10pm
Accompanying Programs: Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to announce NASTY WOMEN, a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of recent and ongoing threats to women’s rights. NASTY WOMEN aims to act as a catalyst for conversation, organization, and action preceding the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2016. Opening on Thursday, January 12 from 7:00-10:00pm and on view through January 15, 2017, the exhibition invites self-identifying Nasty Women to contribute artwork to be sold for $100 or less, with all proceeds given to Planned Parenthood.

Full press release here.

A series of music, performances, and workshops accompanying NASTY WOMEN exhibition. Proceeds in benefit of select organizations working towards women’s reproductive health and community health initiatives. Friday’s ticket sales will benefit Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and the New York Immigration Coalition and Saturday’s ticket sales will benefit Girls for Gender Equity and SisterSong.

Media Sponsor: Bust Magazine

Evening (Free)
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Opening Reception

9:00pm – late
Afterparty with DJ Belinda Becker and Lauren Flax

9:00pm – late
Antwan Duncan and Flex Lang DJ the Ready Room

FRIDAY  1/13
Evening ($20 All Access Pass starting at 8pm // tickets here)

An evening of art, music, performance, and activism. A panel discussion focused on social and political engagement in Trump’s America will be followed by live music and DJs.
presented by Solidarity in Action
Aurora Halal
Bergsonist (live)
Heidi Sabertooth
Projected Screening of Masha Tupitsyn – Love Sounds


Educational forum featuring talks by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson (Discwoman), Kunal Gupta (Babycastles) and New York Immigration Coalition


curated by Julia Sinelnikova
Celestial Trax
Richard Kennedy
JJ Brine
Sandra Cordero
Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Margaret Velvet
Laura Duvall


9:00pm – late
HD and Friends
featuring Ahsh Eff, Eartheater, FlucT, LIVE
with DJ sets by JUBILEE, BEARCAT, Nire, Katie Rex, Night Doll, Mister Vacation, DJ Rivera & Vee

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Day (Free)
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Information Fair featuring organizations working towards women’s reproductive health and community health initiatives. Come find out how you can get involved! Participants include: Planned Parenthood, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Doula Project NY, Tiny House Project, National Women’s Liberation, Lady Parts Justice, New York Immigration Coalition, non/studio, Immigrant Defense Project.

12:00pm – 7:00pm
Nasty Protest Material Workshop
Nasty Women + Newark Printshop collaborate for one day at Knockdown Center to assist the community in the production of flags, banners and signs – just in time for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st.

Animamus Art Salon:  Nasty Women Edition
Facilitated by Ventiko
To further demonstrate solidarity among exhibiting artists, Ventiko, founder of Animamus Art Salon, will facilitate a salon style discussion with participating artists and the public.

12:00 – 6:00pm
LOUD & UNAPOLOGETIC: Setting the Tone for 2017 and Beyond
Join Tom Tom Magazine and the Oral History of Female Drummers for 10 min sets of loud and unapologetic drumming by female and gender non-conforming drummers. With performances at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:50pm and 5:50pm.

12:00pm – 8:00pm
HOLÉ – a collaboration between Amanda Wachob and Mary Ellen Carroll
Even this hole that we are in post-election can be filled. If you have an actual hole that needs to be filled you can also support Planned Parenthood and the exhibition Nasty Women when it is made permanent as a tattoo.

1:00pm in the Ready Room
Is it a Glass Ceiling? Panel Discussion
This panel brings together a group of women working in arts, business, and publishing will discuss the meaning of the term “glass ceiling” and how we as a generation are redefining the concept in our current cultural and political climate, following the election results.

Power Share/Power Surge: A Panel Discussion on Activism, Aging, Art,  Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Intersectional Feminisms, Sexuality, Trans Rights, and more. What can we do? Where do we connect? How can we share power?
Curated and donated by Christen Clifford
Moderated by Stephanie Acosta
Panelists: Ashton Applewhite, Ayana Evans, Buzz Slutzky and Pamela Sneed

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Artists and Activists respond to Zoe Leonard’s “I want a president,” 1992

5:00pm – 6:00pm
S/team: neutrality and antagonism
Workshop facilitated by nonstudio
Holding onto toxic feelings? Feeling ready to purge yourself from the cosmic chaos of yesteryear? Release your hot air. Hydrate anew. Perhaps a productive counterpart to anger is dialogue, taking time and making space. We believe in the radical re-imagination of our world, and with that we have to radically reimagine care for our bodies. Using basic elements; air earth water fire, we will explore the therapeutic and cathartic potentialities of steam healing. Several types of steam vapor will made available for use, and participants will learn how to make steam for future use and wild applications.

6:00pm – 6:30pm
Harsh Crowd
Performance by Brooklyn-based all-girl teen alt-rock band

Evening ($20 All Access Pass starting at 8pm // tickets here)
7:00pm – 11:00pm
(le) poisson rouge presents ROUSE
Emily Wells
Christina Courtin w/ Allison Miller, Jesse Hume, and Maeve Gilchrist
Julia Easterlin

8:00pm – 9:30pm in the Ready Room
“A Night of Nasty Women” Comedy hosted by Lorelei Ramirez
Ana Fabrega, Jen Goma, Patti Harrison, Amy Zimmer, Nicole Silverberg, Marcia Belsky

10:00pm – late
AdHoc Presents…
Machine Girl
Diamond Terrifier Cipher
(Feat. Miho Hatori, Don Devore, Michael Beharie)
Deli Girls
Bonnie Baxter (Shadowbox/Kill Alters) + Hisham A. Bharoocha (Kill Alters/Soft Circle) duo
Sloppy Jane
+++ special guests !!!

10:00pm – 11:00pm
Psychic TV’s Genesis P-Orridge and Edley ODowd DJs the Ready Room

11:30 – Late
Styles Upon Styles DJ the Ready Room

abyss X in the Ready Room

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SUNDAY  1/15
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Mean Siders

2:00pm – 6:00pm
HOLÉ – a collaboration between Amanda Wachob and Mary Ellen Carroll
Even this hole that we are in post-election can be filled. If you have an actual hole that needs to be filled you can also support Planned Parenthood and the exhibition Nasty Women when it is made permanent as a tattoo.

Maria Chavez DJs the Ready Room

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Installation View, NASTY WOMEN Exhibition at Knockdown Center, 2017. Photo by EPW Studio/Maris Hutchinson, 2017.


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