You are here

Alien She

YBCA presents

Alien She

Examining the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl
  • Allyson Mitchell, Women’s Studies Professors Have Class Privilege / I’m With Problematic, from the series Creep Lez, 2012, Altered t-shirts with iron-on transfer and vinyl letters. Courtesy the artist and Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.
  • Tammy Rae Carland, Untitled (Lesbian Bed #8), 2002 Inkjet print Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
  • Alien She
  • Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Untitled (Diagram of Influences), a personal document of projet MOBILVRE BOOKMOBILE project, 2001-2006 Drawing, color photographs
  • Miranda July, Photo documentation of The Swan Tool, performance, 2001, Photo: David Nakamoto
Allyson Mitchell, Women’s Studies Professors Have Class Privilege / I’m With Problematic, from the series Creep Lez, 2012, Altered t-shirts with iron-on transfer and vinyl letters. Courtesy the artist and Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.
YBCA: You FREE
 
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 to Sun, Jan 25, 2015

First Tuesdays of the month FREE

Regular $10

Seniors, Students & Teachers $8

Non-profit Employees. KQED members $8

With valid public transportation pass or day-of transfer, or a public library card $8

YBCA Members, YBCA:You FREE

With Go San Francisco Card FREE

Children five years of age or younger FREE

She is me, I am her.

Alien She is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl, a pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s in reaction to pervasive and violent sexism, racism, and homophobia in the punk music scene and in the culture at large. Emphasizing female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance, and DIY ethics, Riot Grrrl helped a new generation to become active feminists and create their own culture and communities that reflect their values and experiences, in contrast to mainstream conventions and expectations. This exhibition focuses on seven people whose visual art practices were informed by their contact with Riot Grrrl, in addition to a historical section sampling the movement's vast creative output through hundreds of self-published zines, hand-designed posters, musical playlists representing different Riot Grrrl scenes internationally, video interviews, interactive and online projects, and more.  

Each artist is represented by several projects from the last 20 years, including new and rarely seen works, providing an insight into the development of their creative practices and individual trajectories. Featured artists include: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts, and Stephanie Syjuco.

Alien She is curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss, and organized by the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University.

RELATED PROGRAMS
Courtesy Miranda July
Fri, Oct 24 to Wed, Dec 31

When you can't be there...Somebody can!

ConVerge
Thu, Nov 20, 4:00 PM

Empowerment, creative resistance, and DIY ethics....

Alien She installation view, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh
Sat, Oct 25, 2:00 PM

An outing in the Mission at Goteblüd, a vintage zine store and gallery...

Behind the scenes

Alien She is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, Riot Grrrl has had a pivotal influence, inspiring many around the world to pursue socially and politically... More »

Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts
Assistant Curator, Visual Arts
Co-Curator, Alien She

Media Sponsor: SF Weekly

YBCA Exhibitions 14-15 is made possible in part by: Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, the Creative Ventures Council, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Free First Tuesdays
Underwritten by Directors Forum Members.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 14-15 are made possible in part by: Adobe, Gaia Fund, and Grosvenor.

Special Innovation Projects in 14-15 are supported, in part, by generous grants from: The James Irvine Foundation, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, and Abundance Foundation.