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
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opened in 2006, 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.
Being a Brooklyn loft, 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.
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing. The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." -Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew."- David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)