I’ll be there next week to produce and install Stop Telling Women to Smile. Along with the artwork, there will be a number of events and meetups for people to be involved. This list will be more detailed over the next few days so check back!
To be involved in a specific way (documentation, media outreach, info on wheat pasting walls, etc.) email us at email@example.com
March 13 – Downtown Art Walk
- Mini Exhibition at Art Walk Lounge (648 Spring St)
- Signing and Posters at Nopal Press (109 W. 5th St)
March 14 – Wheat Pasting in Arts District
March 15 – WAM! Discussion at Santa Monica College
March 16 — Wheat Pasting at Fame Yard, Melrose Ave
March 17 — Action/Speak Out at Santa Monica College
Presented with Hollaback, WAM! And Feminist Majority
March 18 – Presentation and discussion hosted by Brotherhood Crusade
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, creator of the public art series Stop Telling Women to Smile, will be speaking on her project during Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday programming on March 1, 2014. This is the first speaking engagement Tatyana has done for the project in NYC.
The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem.
Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940
Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R: Muriel Rahn, 1944.
Row three: L: Ethel Waters, 1940. R: Ella Fitzgerald, 1940
Bottom: Alvin Ailey, 1955
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Courtesy of the Carl Van Vechten Trust/Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Molly’s bathroom wallpaper is more fly than my whole apartment.
I will be in Oakland February 19-28th to produce Bay Area-specific STWTS posters. This includes meeting local women and portraying their experiences with street harassment in new posters that I will install while in town. I’m partnering with Betti Ono Gallery, who will exhibit the work I create along with already existing STWTS posters, and oil paintings that relate to the project. That show will open on March 7th.
During the week, we will host events centered around the project including a wheat pasting night and youth workshop. The first event will be a group discussion on the project and street harassment on Thursday, February 20th. All are welcome and invited to attend. I’ll be using this event to discuss the project, meet and photograph women, and talk with supporters. I encourage anyone interested in potentially being portrayed in the posters to come!
Dates and times for the other events during the week will be posted soon. I’ll be looking for supporters, volunteers, wheat pasters, and anyone wanting to help amplify this work in Oakland and San Francisco. I’m excited. I’ll see you all soon!
BETTI ONO EXHIBITION:
Oakland, CA - Betti Ono kicks-off International Women’s History Month 2014 and a new season of arts and culture experiences with the ground breaking public art project and exhibition Stop Telling Women To Smile, featuring new work from artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh portraying local Bay Area women. The exhibition opens to the public Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6-9pm during Oakland Art Murmur and runs through April 19, 2014.
Fazlalizadeh will be working as Artist In Residence at Betti Ono from February 19-28, 2014. During the residency, she will lead group discussions and workshops about gender based street harassment and produce Bay Area-specific posters. During the workshops and group discussions, the artist will meet and photograph local women, collect their stories, and then portray their experiences with street harassment in new posters that will be installed in public spaces. The resulting exhibition will feature new site-specific work along with existing STWTS posters and oil paintings related to the project.
Emily King - Ordinary Heart
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