Last weekend, I saw the opening of the Nasty Women Amsterdam exhibition at the Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, which was completely packed out.
What is the Nasty Women Exhibition?
We know the hashtag, we know the marches- but did you know it’s also an art movement? It all began in New York City on the 14th of November (less than a week after Trump was elected) with a Facebook post:
“Hello female artists/curators! Let’s organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested???”
The response was huge, as a show that was originally conceived as an artistic statement for Women’s and LGBTQ Rights taking place on the 15th of January. In just two months’ time- they ended up presenting 1,000 artworks by 700 artists raising $45,000 for Planned Parenthood.
The enormous response has developed into an ever-expanding network of Nasty Women Artists & Art Organizers all around the globe. Nasty Woman Amsterdam is currently showing 184 artists and the entire wall space of the gallery has been used to hang over 270 works (a feat that took two full days to hang).
“In the Netherlands we are experiencing more intolerance and populism. Just before the elections, we want to show our solidarity with women’s, LGBTQ and individual rights. This exhibition is a fundraiser, in which 100% of sales will go to charity: Women on Waves (Known from the ‘abortion boat’), COC Amsterdam (LGBTQ rights) and She Decides, a new fund to compensate the abortion/family planning fund that was suspended by Trump. The sister shows are being held from San Francisco to London and from Melbourne to Chiang Mai (Thailand)” -www.nastywomenamsterdam.org
So far, just over half of the works have been sold, raising €10,000. The show is open for four more days, so there is plenty of time to snag yourself a great piece of art and donate to very worthy charities.
Find a Nasty Women Exhibition in your area:
How ‘Nasty Woman’ Became A Viral Call For Solidarity by Huffington Post