Rachel de Joode, 2008 Taming the Alpha Vessel
My guest this week is curator Jamie Sterns. She organized the exhibition Bad Girls of 2012 at Interstate Projects in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The show was inspired by a 1994 exhibition called Bad Girls, organized at the New Museum by its founder Marcia Tucker. The original Bad Girls featured over 60 artists whose work dealt with issues of feminism and gender, but was also distinctly humorous. Tucker wrote that all the artwork in Bad Girls had two characteristics in common: It was “really funny” and “it went too far.”
Jamie Sterns’ show, Bad Girls of 2012 embraces the sprit of Tucker’s 1994 exhibition. The show highlights eight female artists who Jamie says “are wholly unapologetic in their art making and do not seek permission to work with any ideas, materials, or subject matter.” Jamie’s Bad Girls features
painting, sculpture, video photography and performance. I met up with Jamie this week to talk about her exhibition and what exactly it means to be a bad girl in 2012.
Dora + Maja, The Beach, 2011 c-print, 20 x 13 inches
Jamie Felton, Ink on metal List of Wants 2011-2012
Rebecca Gilbert, Adam, dam, am, m 2012, postcards and tape
Gina Beavers, Mondrian, 2012 acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
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A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch