Today’s POP is Jodie reminiscing 2012 and deleting photos from her blackberry to make space for 2013!
The Riflemaker on Beak Street has to be one of my favourite galleries in London. The rickety bones of the gallery comprise creaky staircases and dark, cold rooms that possess some otherworldly presence that you can sense somewhere behind you throughout each visit.
Surplus to spirits, the gallery hosts dreamy collections of 20th century she-art that never fail to inspire. Last month the gallery showed their latest exhibition Deflowered, a selection of boundary-pushing works by American artist Judy Chicago. What is clear from these works is that Chicago recognized female identity directly via the c*nt. Works including Dinner Party (1974–79) and Birth Hood (1965-2011) celebrate lost triumphs of women throughout history using that very striking, very identifiable motif.
It was during Chicago’s trajectory through the macho LA art scene of the 1960s, with her solid presence at Pacific Standard Time, that she began to pave the way for female artists that followed. Today, her eternal message remains loud and clear; “seize your own c*nt”.
- POP 1071 Weekend 8-9 December 2012
- POP 1083 Weekend 22-23 December 2012
- POP 1065 Weekend 1-2 December 2012
- POP 887 Weekend 14-15 April 2012
- POP 781 Weekend 17-18 December 2011