YEASTIE GIRLS By Cultivate, Vyner Street London E2

YEASTIE GIRLS' - a group show curated by CULTIVATE VYNER STREET

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)

'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?

We will be inviting artists to take part, but would love to hear from ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ZINE MAKERS, ART COLLECTIVES etc. who want to get involved; please CONTACT US with your ideas. All ideas are welcomed…….and no, you don't have to be female, it's open to everyone

- "We're not anti-boy, we're pro-girl" (Molly Neuman, Bratmobile)

For more info or to get involved contact Emma at Cultivate via the usual e.mail address info@cultivatevynerstreet.com

And the opening night of 21st coincides with this...

On 21 February 2012, members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot performed a "punk prayer" in a Moscow church for which they were arrested, detained for several months and eventually sentenced on 17 August 2012 to 2 years imprisonment. With two of the three members remaining imprisoned (Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha“ Alyokhina)

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS include:
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,
JONI BELARUSKI,
JULIA MADDISON,
KELDA STORM,
LUCY MACIEIRA,
ODETTE FARRELL,
SHARON REEVES,
THAT SUGAR BEAT,
TINSEL EDWARDS,
TRACEY MOBERLY,
TWINKLE TROUGHTON
VAL PHOENIX

Plus also BOOKS & ZINES for sale / display from: FEMINIST LIBRARY, GIRLS GET BUSY ZINE, KARREN ALBAZE, TRACEY MOBERLY, VIOLET NOISE and...lots more to come join during the show.

http://www.cultivatevynerstreet.com/ShowYeastieGirls.html

Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/318107361622269/?ref=22

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