Anyone feeling dismayed or outraged by the rise in non-inclusive and misogynistic stories in the media is being urged to take part in a public arts and performance event in London this September.
Nasty Women UK will run from 22nd to 24th September at Stour Space in Hackney Wick. The programme includes an art exhibition, talks, workshops, Virtual Reality installations, DJ sets and comedy, with all proceeds going to the End Violence Against Women charity.
The exhibition will feature a ‘Tilt Brush’ room where the public can view virtual reality art and create their own pieces. There will also be a VR experience in collaboration with Hollaback!, placing the viewer in a series of vignettes as they experience different forms of street harassment such as anti-muslim and misogynistic/unwanted sexual approaches.
Nasty Women UK Co-Director and Producer, Kasia Uscinska, explains: “The last 12 months have seen a spate of sexist news stories, with women’s rights being threatened, both here and around the world. From Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a ‘Nasty Woman’ in a televised debate last year to the ‘Legs-it’ tabloid headline following talks between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon, and the conservative government’s partnership with the anti-abortion, anti-LBGTQ DUP, the current media and political climate has normalised intolerance in our culture. But the resistance lives on! An estimated 100,000 people attended the Women’s March in London in January. We want to carry that momentum forward, ensure our voices are heard and inspire new generations of Nasty Women.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of comedy, music and art performances and talks. The intent is to provide a platform for female voices, a place to make some noise and resist intolerance. Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram or Facebookusing the hashtag #nastywomenuk.
The exhibition is FREE to visit but talks, comedy and music are ticketed. See HERE for full details
The Nasty Women Global Art Movement was started in New York to increase tolerance and garner support for individual rights using the universal platform of art as a forum for self-expression. Nasty Women UK is an intersectional movement bringing together people of all genders, races, faiths and LGBTQIA identities. We want to give everyone who has ever felt silenced a voice, and are appealing to anyone who is committed to advancing equal rights to submit works for inclusion in this inspiring weekend of events.