Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She
Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She
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L.A. Times slideshow on Alien She

Riot Grrrls stake a new space in ‘Alien She’

Jessica Gelt
March 27, 2015



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movement from its roots to its current incarnation as a platform for social justice […] The show is not meant to be a historical document but rather a snapshot of the past 20 years with an eye to the future and the challenges faced by the marginalized.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