WHAT: Wild Girls at Exit Art, featuring a bold international group of fearless, transgressive, provocative, challenging, pioneering, astute, fabulous, strong and obsessive women artists that are breaking new boundaries and asking challenging questions. Building on the innovations of the women that have come before them, these artists are transforming the language of feminism for the 21st century. Each of the exhibiting artists add to the global feminist dialogue as they bring their unique cultural perspectives that reflect customs from their countries of origin that include Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Puerto Rico, India, Japan, Turkey and the United States.
WHO: Alia Farid Abdal, Jaishri Abichandani, Francisca Benitez, Katia Damianova, Taylor Davis, Georganne Deen, Jenny Dubnau, Chitra Ganesh, Alla Georgieva, Kate Gilmore, Vlatka Horvat, Katalina Iturralde, Emily Keown, Saeri Kiritani, Tamara Kostianovsky, Katarzyna Kozyra, Simone Leigh, Jennifer Levonian, Wanda Ortiz, nicoykatiushka, Maria Piñeres, Ana Rosa Rivera, Monica Rodríguez, Boryana Rossa, Kristine Servia, Anne Spurgeon, Rosalin Suero, Mickalene Thomas, Traci Tullius, Pinar Yolacan
HISTORY: The pioneering generation of women artists who called themselves feminists in the 1960s and 70s made work that confronted the viewer with the hard facts of female life. In the 1980s and 90s women artists became more aggressive in their dialogue of women’s issues by infusing media, such as LED signs, billboards, and comics, with their own shocking and personal messages. Wild Girls nods to previous generations, but casts a wide net of new names that give a collective look at the 21st Century woman artist. This generation displays a new strength and courage that addresses the familiar themes of identity, eroticism, vanity, and mythology.
ALSO: Wild Girls Preview Party / Cocktails, Live Performances, Music / Thursday, June 22, 6-8pm / Benefit Booty: Chicks $15, Foxes $25, Vixens $50, Sirens $100, Femme Fatales $500 / RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-966-7745×21
Not-to-be-missed correlating musical acts and performances July 22 & 29, 7pm