Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

Riot Grrrls stake a new space in ‘Alien She’

Jessica Gelt
LOS ANGELES TIMES
March 27, 2015

 

Excerpt:

Alien She,” curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss, traces the lineage of the movement from its roots to its current incarnation as a platform for social justice […] The show is not meant to be a historical document but rather a snapshot of the past 20 years with an eye to the future and the challenges faced by the marginalized. […]

Does taking a movement that is by its very definition anti-establishment and hyper nonconformist and presenting it within the walls of a mainstream museum dilute the message?

Quite the opposite, says artist Stephanie Syjuco, whose work includes tear-off tab fliers with URLs to unsanctioned downloads of critical and philosophical literature including ‘Culture & Imperialism’ by Edward W. Said and ‘T.A.Z: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism’ by Hakim Bey.

“Twenty years later, the potential held in its embeddedness [within the institution] is a point of strength,” she says. “It’s active, but it’s evolving.”

 
Read full article here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-ca-alien-she-riot-grrl-20150329-story.html#page=2

See slideshow: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-ca-alien-she-riot-grrl-20150329-story.html#page=1&lightbox=83164022&slide=1

 

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