With Donald Trump’s inauguration upon us, women artists have decided not to stay quiet. Though they can’t stop Trump from becoming president, they can make his job a lot more difficult. That’s the goal of a new all-female art show at The Untitled Space in TriBeCa. Uprise / Angry Women will showcase works from 80 contemporary female artists, including photographer Parker Day, Rose McGowan and Tracy Brown, as they protest misogyny, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and classism, with proceeds benefiting the Era Coalition‘s Fund for Women’s Equality.
By Laura Murray
With the exhibit, curator Indira Cesarine stressed the importance of solidarity and dissent, as Trump’s presidency threatens female autonomy everywhere. Uprise / Angry Women examines art as a form of protest, using feminism as a call to action.
“The 2016 presidential election has brought to the surface extremes of sexism, racism and discrimination,” said Cesarine. “Many women are deeply disturbed not only by the negative stereotyping and sexist attitudes towards women that have surfaced, but also the threats to roll back women’s rights. Right now, more than ever, women need to unify and work together to ensure that our rights, which were fought for with blood and tears for many decades, are not only assured, but continue to progress.”
Uprise / Angry Women runs from January 17 until the 28, at The Untitled Space in Manhattan. Check out some of the featured works, above.