GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE, BROOKLYN
21st Suffragettes: International Performance Art by Women
MADISON YOUNG (San Francisco, CA)
MADISON YOUNG [SF, CA]
Madison Young is an author, filmmaker, and body based performance artist dedicated to creating space for radical love. This body-based performance artist grew up in the suburban landscape of Southern Ohio before moving to San Francisco in 2000. Young’s work spans from documenting our sexual culture in her 44 Internationally screened and award-winning feminist erotic films to curating over 500 performance art and visual art exhibitions through out the country in the past decade including exhibitions at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Highways Theater in Santa Monica, and The Body Archive in New York City. Young has exhibited Internationally with her performance art, video art installations, and photography. Her memoir, Daddy, was published in February 2014 through Rare Bird Lit and her forthcoming books The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Sexual Revolution(Greenery Press) and The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood (Cleis Press) will be released in late 2016. Young has been featured for her expertise in sex-positive culture on such media outlets as BravoTV, Huffington Post, Salon.com, New York Times, and HBO.
ABOUT 21ST SUFFRAGETTES: International Performance Art by Women
Grace Exhibition Space celebrates the 15th anniversary of 21st Suffragettes, a seminal Brooklyn-based performance art event originally held in 2001. Jill McDermid (Director and Co-Founder of GES) curated and directed 21st Suffragettes, a 72-hour event of works made only by women in the galleries and bars of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring performances at Galapagos Art Space, exhibitions at numerous galleries, DJ’s at a Williamsburg bar and DJ’s and bands at all-nite Rubulad. Participating galleries included: Sideshow, Front Room Gallery, Figureworks, Fish Tank, Roebling Hall, South First, The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center and more.
This Spring, Grace Exhibition Space will once again put a spotlight on works made by women for 21st Suffragettes: Performance Art by Women. Our Spring 2016 programming hosts women from around the globe, starting with the radical work of Rocio Boliver (aka La Congelada de Uva) [Mexico], feminist porn artist Madison Young [USA], street & gallery artist Annabelle Guérédrat [Martinique], Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art participant, Arahmaiani [Indonesia] internationally renowned Performance Art duo, VestAndPage [Germany/Italy]
and ending at Rosekill, Rosendale NY Memorial Day weekend May 27-30, 2016
We are a new era of strength in women and men and a new century of change! -Jill McDermid, Director/Co-Founder, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn
21ST SUFFRAGETTES 2016 SCHEDULE
MARCH 4 - ROCIO BOLIVER [MEXICO] + SHEREE ROSE [USA]
MARCH 18 - ANNABEL GUEREDRAT [MARTINIQUE]
APRIL 15 - MADISON YOUNG [USA]
APRIL 29 - ARAHMAIANI [INDONESIA] + YANA EVANS [USA]
MAY 7 - LEGACY FATALE Suffragettes March with Performance [USA] + more!
MAY 13 - VESTANDPAGE [GERMANY/ITALY]
MAY 27-30 Memorial Day Weekend @ Rosekill featuring ANNIE SPRINKLE, ELIZABETH STEPHENS, MARTHA WILSON, LINDA MARY MONTANO, LEGACY FATALE, CHRISTEN CLIFFORD and many more.
Memorializing and Continuing the Suffragettes Movement
182 AVENUE C. NEW YORK CITY, NY 10009
Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established. OUr events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer.
This is how performance art is meant to be experienced, and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space follows the We Have a Voice Collective, Code of Conduct to Promote Safe Workplaces in the Performing Arts:
This code promotes zero tolerance for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying. the commitments and definitions herein promote the creation and strengthening of safe(r) spaces that uphold the equitable treatment of all people regardless of their various identities and positionalities, including gender identity, race, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, class position and economic background, and religious belief and affiliation.
AUTUMN 2019 ~ always on a Friday ~ September, October, November
Donations Accepted at Door, Suggested $5-20
September 13: Silver Spiders [International]
September 27: Curated by Sol Sax [NYC]
October 11: Chun Hua Catherine Dong [Canada]
October 25: Nicola Fornoni [Italy]
November 8: Viviana Druga [Berlin/Romania]
November 22: Non Grata Group [Estonia & beyond]