06.03.2013 - von cultivatevynerstreet
A group show curated by CULTIVATE VYNER STREET 'That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood. I got news for you, she is!' (Bikini Kill 'Rebel Girl') The YEASTIE GIRLS show re-visits the ethos of 'Riot Grrrl' - the underground feminist punk rock movement that took place in early nineties west coast America. The show aims to bring together today's riot grrrl inspired creativity; art, music, writing, zines……. Is riot grrrl still relevant 20 years on? Are women now more empowered and supportive of one another?
The 90s riot grrrl movement allowed women their own creative space to make political statements about the issues they were facing in the male oriented punk rock community, as well as in society; to express their views on issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, and female empowerment. As Tobi Vail (drummer with Bikini Kill) said, the purpose of the Riot Grrrls was to fight against the things that kept women divided, to start a discourse and to give importance to women and the things that they do.
So, has anything changed in the last 20s years? What issues should we be addressing now? Can we still make our voices heard? What form does Riot Grrrl creativity take in 2013?
Participating artists: AMANDA BURNS, AGATA CARDOSO, BEATRIZ DIAZ, BEX MASSEY,BLANCA HADDAD, BRIGHTSIDE, CARLA PERERA, CONSUELO CELLUZZI, CONSUELO GIORGI, THE CUNTESS, ELLIE GREEN, EMMA BUGGY, EMMA HARVEY, FIONA DENT, FLEUR C. HOWLE, GEMMA DONOVAN, JESS MARSHALL, JONI BELARUSKI, JULIA MADDISON, KELDA STORM, LUCY MACIEIRA, ODETTE FARRELL, SHARON REEVES, THAT SUGAR BEAT, TINSEL EDWARDS, TRACEY MOBERLY, TWINKLE TROUGHTON and VAL PHOENIX.
The YEASTIE GIRLS show will open on Thursday evening 21st Feburary, with private view taking place from 6-9pm and will then run for just under two weeks, until 6th March. Opening night: Thursday 21st February, 18:00 - 21:00 Then from: Friday 22nd - 6th March 2013
CULTIVATE is open from 11.30 - 17.00, Thursday to Sunday
(and outside of these days by appointment) Where: corner of Vyner Street and Mowlem St, London, E2 9HE
For more info contact Emma on info(at)cultivatevynerstreet.com
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