Aerosol Art, Clothing, Paintings, Photos, Illustrations, Video, More
An Exhibit of Multimedia Work by Women in Hip-Hop
Exhibit runs through June 11, 2005
2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm
www.intermediaarts.org or (612) 871-4444
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Intermedia Arts and Juxtaposition Arts are proud to present B-Girl Be: An Exhibit of Multimedia Work by Women in Hip-Hop, our first international exhibition of art created by women involved in and influenced by hip-hop culture. These 37 artists-from South Minneapolis to South Africa-paint on walls, wood, clothing, vinyl, canvas, metal and more. Inside Intermedia Arts' main gallery viewers can check out aerosol art, clothing, paintings, photographs, sculpture, illustrations, video and digital expos of graf girl walls and hip-hop women from around the world. Co-curated by DeAnna Cummings, Executive Director of Juxtaposition Arts and Sandy Agustin, Artistic Director of Intermedia Arts.
Featuring work by: Blue (Sweden), Constance Brady (New York), Sikose (Atlanta), Martha Cooper (New York), Evolve (Los Angeles), Faith47 (Capetown, South Africa), FeMac (Minneapolis), Monica Haller (Minneapolis), Molly Hein (Minneapolis), Amphavanh Inthisone (Minneapolis), ITHRIVE (New York), Bethany Iverson (Minneapolis), Karolina Karlic (Minneapolis), Tequila Tyann Kates Lewis (Minneapolis), Malichansouk Kouanchao (Minneapolis), Lady Pink (New York), Andrea Potter (Minneapolis), Pearl Madryga (Minneapolis), Illyanna Maisonet (San Francisco), Reneya Mayberry (St. Paul), Mickey TFP (Amsterdam), Satoko Muratake (Minneapolis), Jeannette Petri (Germany), PHEM9 (Kansas City), Rachel Raimist (Minneapolis), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (New York), Christina Rimstad (Minneapolis), Melisa Riviére (Minneapolis), Favianna Rodriguez (Oakland), Rosy One (Switzerland), Siloette (Phoenix), Michele Spaise (Minneapolis), Phira Sun (St. Paul), Amy Swenson (Minneapolis), TASH ONE (Queensland, Australia), Thu-Ha Tran (Long Beach), Jennifer Trotter (Burnsville) and ZORI4 (Puerto Rico).
B-Girl Be artists claim their right to define who women are in hip-hop culture. Along with local, national and international artists, B-Girl Be premieres hip-hop photojournalist Martha Cooper's newest work and paintings by the godmother of graffiti, Lady Pink. Graffiti walls from around the globe will be video projected onto gallery walls to bring these fixed pieces of art to Minnesota. The history of women in hip-hop will also be included throughout the exhibit.
Women's contributions to hip-hop have predominately been ignored, marginalized and discounted. In hip-hop today women are all too often viewed as accessories, spotlighted for their physical appearances, rather than as visionaries and creators. B-Girl Be was born from the need to access and shine light on images, stories and narratives from strong and talented women in hip-hop culture.
This exhibition is the opening event of B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop that runs from April 22–June 5, 2005. B-Girl Be will culminate in a multidisciplinary summit including rap, poetry, graf, dj, dance, videos, workshops and panels. The B-Girl Be Summit will take place June 2–5, 2005 at Intermedia Arts. The mission of this event is to open doors to women of all ages and cultures to celebrate women's accomplishments in all elements of hip-hop. This event is a place to make connections, build confidence, sharpen skills and to gain access to the tools to create music, film, poetry, rap, aerosol art and dance. For more information on B-Girl Be events, call (612) 871-4444 or visit www.intermediaarts.org.