female tricksters, pranksters, radical artists
March 28, 2006 1:01 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for female tricksters, prank-sters or radical grrl artists who are creating contemporary playful political art in any genre including: pranks, graffiti, installation art or performance art, street protest groups, etc. Does anyone know where to find these wild women?
posted by nyoki to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Guerilla Girls?
posted by evariste at 1:03 PM on March 28, 2006

Are you fishing for Guerrilla Girls link?
posted by The Jesse Helms at 1:03 PM on March 28, 2006

Response by poster: yep - the Guerrilla Girls are great, and i've loved their work for a long time - but i'm looking more for new angles/approaches . . .
posted by nyoki at 1:07 PM on March 28, 2006

Feminist, New Old Neither Post Proto Grrl Art and Theory. maybe le tigre or Chicks on Speed.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 1:10 PM on March 28, 2006

Chiho Aoshima is really cool.
posted by driveler at 1:13 PM on March 28, 2006

I'm not sure how political Miss Van intends to be but she did face political censorship in her early career (some done by angry feminists).
posted by birdie birdington at 1:16 PM on March 28, 2006

What about Code Pink?
posted by unknowncommand at 1:44 PM on March 28, 2006

I was going to suggest the Pink Bloque, but it appears that they're defunct.
posted by goatdog at 1:46 PM on March 28, 2006

Oh, and the Radical Cheerleaders.
posted by unknowncommand at 1:56 PM on March 28, 2006

Not to self-promote, but I do art like this from time to time. I recently created a small installation piece featuring rainbow-colored tampons, for instance, and I draw underground comix on occasion.

I'm not affiliated with any particular organization or group, though—I just like to create radical and thought-provoking art on occasion.
posted by limeonaire at 2:26 PM on March 28, 2006

What about Jane McGonigal in Berkeley? She was the chief instigator of The Ministry of Reshelving. She's also working on a disseration called "This Might Be a Game: Ubiquitous Play at the Turn of the 21st Century."
posted by bisesi at 3:25 PM on March 28, 2006

You'll find 'em at universities, in the Fine Arts departments and the Women's Studies departments.
posted by stray at 3:31 PM on March 28, 2006

Annie Sprinkle is awesome.
posted by larva at 5:54 PM on March 28, 2006

Angry Women
(Okay, so it's a few years old.)

3 Card Molly is a performance art group in Chicago. They aren't explicitly political, so I don't know if they fit your requirements. (Full disclosure: friends of mine.) They're part of the spareroom cooperative, which might lead you somewhere. Or you could email them and see who they'd recommend.

Other people to ask would be the folks behind Lumpen Magazine, or performance curators at contemporary art museums.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:32 PM on March 28, 2006

Response by poster: wonderful - thanks everyone for such great leads . . !
posted by nyoki at 9:14 AM on March 30, 2006

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