to Mar 10 | ACTIVIST ART EXHIBIT | Nasty Women | Arroios | FREE
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Sometimes inspiration comes from the weirdest places. Case in point: Want to see what Donald Trump’s “nasty woman” remark has led to? Galeria Monumental is hosting the third Nasty Women Exhibition Portugal starting, appropriately, on International Women’s Day. And this isn’t merely an art exhibit — the organization behind the show is donating all proceeds from the sale of the artworks to support a local organization serving Lisbon’s marginalized populations. And if that wasn’t enough, a stamp from the exhibit gets you free entry until 1am to one of Atlas’ favorite Lisbon spots — the incomparable Copenhagen Bar in Cais do Sodré.
From the organizers:
The opening of the Nasty Women Exhibition Portugal takes place at Galeria Monumental at 6pm, and the exhibition will be open to the public from March 8-10. Portugal’s 2019 Nasty Women Exhibition in Lisbon is a showcase of artwork created by artists around the world who responded to an Instagram-driven open call for participation. The team behind the event has curated an array of paintings, prints, photographs and more that bring both the under and over-privileged to the forefront — open to the artists’ interpretation of the theme of privilege through many formats and expressions.
Unlike the typical art exhibition, the Nasty Women Exhibition is an art show that provides a platform to elevate the voices of marginalized people and communities, battling against social privileges in support of the feminist struggle for equality for all.
Now in its third year, Portugal’s own Nasty Women Exhibition is set to spark a conversation in Lisbon through a three-day gallery exhibition with interwoven ‘Nasty Talks,’ a series of debates and reflections presented by representatives of community organizations such as Queer IST and CRESCER. The discussions will explore this year’s theme of ‘privilege’ — a concept that is fundamental to the movement’s roots. It is also a topic that is often perplexing, as was uncovered through a candid video produced by the event organizers in an effort to open up a discussion in advance of the exhibition. The responses from the public reinforce the need for a continuous dialogue on the matter.
The artworks on display, donated by the artists, will be available for purchase with all proceeds being handed directly to CRESCER, an organization that works tirelessly to aid those in fragile situations in Lisbon.
The exhibition at Galeria Monumental is open from 15h -21:30h, from March 8-10. A Nasty Women After-
-Party will take place on March 8th at Copenhagen Bar in Cais Sodré. Visitors to the Nasty Women Exhibition will receive free entry to the bar until 1AM.
NASTY WOMEN EXHIBITION: A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
The concept of a “Nasty Woman” emerged in 2016 in response to Donald Trump’s misogynistic remarks to Hillary Clinton during their historic U.S. Presidential campaign. Today, the term has been reclaimed in the form of a global artistic movement celebrated by artists who support each other and identify with the label ‘nasty woman.’
Spread across the globe through more than 40 art exhibitions, the movement aims above all to support institutions that defend universal rights — particularly women’s rights — while presenting a platform of resistance during a time of ongoing debates about the role of women in modern societies. See more about the Nasty Women movement here.