When wanna-be-president pussy botherer called Hilary Clinton a ‘nasty woman’ during the final presidential debate, he may not have realised that his misogynistic comment would kickstart a global art protest movement.
The shock of Trump winning the presidency led artist Roxanne Jackson and curator Jessamyn Fiore to create Nasty Women, galvanising opposition to Trump and his war on women’s rights through protest art.
The first Nasty Women Exhibition took place in NYC, January 2017, with 623 artists, 11 organisers and over 100 volunteers. The show sold out, with over 2,000 visitors on the opening night. Since then, women have come out in force to show their opposition, organising art events on a global scale.
Now it’s London’ s turn. Opening on International Day of Peace, Thursday 21 September, Nasty Women London is organised by photographer Paige Megan Hawley and curator Rejane Bidi, in collaboration with Creative Debuts. The exhibition features over 40 international artists, and takes place at the Black and White Building, Shoreditch. Money raised from the event will be donated to Rape Crisis England and Wales and Women for Women International. Works will cover a broad range of disciplines including photography, sculpture, film, fine art, animation and embroidery.