Who’s That Girl

Artist Miyabi Matsuyama Talks About Art and Censorship in China during COVID-19

In times of pandemic, freedom of speech is essential to survival. In China, government censorship has provoked a wave of public outrage, especially following the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the COVID-19 whistleblower who subsequently died of the virus. Chinese citizens, especially the digitally savvy generation, have expressed concerns about the government’s banishment of  the hashtag #WeWantFreedomOfSpeech behind the nation’s…

Women, Sex, and Tapestry: A Talk With Textile Artist Erin M. Riley

Erin M. Riley is an artist who's truly committed to portraying women's sexuality and issues. Born in 1985 in Brooklyn, where she still resides, Erin specializes in tapestry, the art of weaving. But she doesn’t weave classical, dull motives - she weaves sexts, porn-screenshots, sexual themes. Her artworks are intimate, exciting, extraordinary and trivial (in a good way) all at…

Interview with the French Feminist Collective “La Rage”

The French collective "La Rage" has created a non-profit project that aims to give visibility to international feminists. By collecting posters created by women, queer, and trans people from around the world, La Rage wants to give visibility to the vibrant work of these activists and explore the graphic side of this ongoing crusade. Their first exhibition took place in…

Artist Liz Barr Talks About Celebrity Culture, Religion and Selfies

Liz Barr is a multi-disciplinary artist and art student living in Philadelphia.  Her artistic interests include the concept of relationships and the politics surrounding so-called ‘selfie culture’. She also works as a freelance designer for local bands and clubs. We caught up with Liz to find out more about her thoughts on celebrity culture and religion, and the implications of the 'selfie culture.'

Kitty Von-Sometime Tells The Story of The Weird Girls Project

With The Weird Girls Project, the conceptual visual artist Kitty Von-Sometime wants to encourage women to love themselves as they are; curvy, round, thin, small or skinny. For the past nine years, the British-born Icelandic-resident has been creating music videos "to highlight the variety of shapes and sizes that make us who we are." For International Women's Day, we talked to Kitty about her latest glittery video #EmbraceYourself, what inspired her to make activist-art, and why women should love their bodies, whatever their shape.

Ariella Starkman Talks About Her Experience Curating the “Bad Girls Club”

The topic of feminism is one that has taken many forms over the years. Women and men alike are constantly engaging in conversation about the role of women in society and in the art world. However, there are contentions within the art world for many female artists. Curator Ariella Starkman wanted to keep that mind when organising the Bad Girls Club in Toronto. We talked to Starkman about her experience with “Bad Girls Club” and the challenges involved in striving to create a unifying space.

Meet Swedish Longboarder Ishtar Bäcklund: “travelling is a way of letting go”

The lifestyle of freelance artist and downhill skateboarder Ishtar Bäcklund blends art, adventure, and an abundance of joie de vivre. Originally from Sweden, she has toured around the globe with her skateboard, competing as well as creating murals for skateboard shops on almost every continent. And it all began when she started hanging around a skateshop in Stockholm when she was only 17 years old.

Glacier Girl Talks about Art and Living a Sustainable Life

Elizabeth Farrell is a teenager trying to raise awareness of climate change—specifically, how it affects glacial ice—by creating hip, icy blue or sunset-washed portraits of herself, under the moniker of Glacier Girl, and other young women. Although some refer to Internet activism as "slacktivism," Farrell, who is based in London, UK, is confident that social media is the only way to reach her generation.

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