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The Guardian Reviews Nasty Women Exhibition

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“Yesterday, while the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was sipping coffee at Trump Tower, volunteers gathered at a converted factory building in Queens to put the finishing touches on the Nasty Womeninstallation, an art exhibit staged as a visual protest. More than 700 female-identifying artists contributed works to the show, which was named after the slur that Trump called Clinton in the third presidential debate. It’s a powerful callback to the misogynistic messaging of Trump’s campaign, and a demonstration of solidarity among artists worldwide.

The project came into being several days after the presidential election, when the Brooklyn-based sculptor Roxanne Jackson posted a Facebook status that went viral. It read: “Hello female artists/curators! lets organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested??? We need a venue!!!!!” Jessamyn Fiore, a curator on the advisory board at the Knockdown Center, eagerly joined in to plan the ambitious, cross-country recruitment effort and, finally, on-site installation.

“This exhibition has been put together in a kind of egalitarian spirit,” Fiore explained. It was an open submission process, and 100% of the money raised is going to Planned Parenthood. The organizers are proud to feature artists’ works from 40 different countries and over 42 states.”

–Anna Furman, The Guardian

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