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ARTNEWS Reviews Nasty Women Exhibition

By March 29, 2017 February 18th, 2019 No Comments

“Seeing that racism and sexism are apparently permissible for a presidential platform, nearly 700 artists and activists banded together in opposition for “Nasty Women,” a group exhibition at Knockdown Center that showcased work by females and gender-non-conformists in a hub of action, education, and solidarity. The sprawling event—housed beneath the high ceilings and wooden beams of what was previously a door factory in far out Maspeth, Queens—started with an online post in which Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore asked if anyone might be interested in a “Nasty Women” group show. The post went viral, and the premise took on a model that could be easily replicated in other locations. (For related shows in the weeks and months to come, a running list of confirmed venues, nearly 30 so far, can be found here). Participating artists submit work to be sold for $100 or less, and all proceeds go to organizations that protect women’s rights. At the Knockdown Center between January 12 and 15, more than $42,000 was raised for Planned Parenthood.”

–Angela Brown, ARTNEWS

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