December 1, 2017, Miami, FL.--Artist Michele Pred will organize the first Parade Against Patriarchy in South Beach, Florida during Miami Art Week 2017. The live, moving art procession will commence at 2pm in an undisclosed location on the morning of December 6th. Interested parties can check in for the exact location information on Michele Pred’s website and social media channels at approximately 8am on December 6th.
@MichelePred on Instagram and Twitter
Parade Against Patriarchy’s line-up will include a curated collection of artists’ projects and performances, live music and will be grand marshalled by a drag queen and two dancing majorettes. Fellow procession artists include Michele Pred, Ventiko, Michelle Hartney, Krista Suh (creator of the Pussyhat Project), Bud Snow, Melanie Olivia, Ann Lewis, Yvette Molina, Alessandra Mondolfi, Lisette Morales, Shireen Liane, Laurel Garcia Colvin and Jean Chadbourne.
Parade Against Patriarchy was conceived by Pred as an artist-curated project to offer visual amplification to the already significant momentum and energy of the #MeToo movement and associated efforts to reform our patriarchal society. The intersectional performance seeks to reflect the notions of shared and collective experiences within this current moment by bringing together voices and expressions of artists advocating reflection, justice and change. The unique temperament of a parade provides the opportunity to inject a sense of joy and celebration into the hard work of resistance.
Participating Artist Information
Michele Pred Michele is a Swedish-American conceptual artist, her work uncovers the cultural and political meaning behind everyday objects with a particular focus on themes like equal pay, reproductive rights and personal security. She is the curator and organizer of the Parade Against Patriarchy. She will be carrying her Feminist Riot Shield, with the words My Body My Business painted on with nail polish. www.michelepred.com
Krista Suh is the creator of the Pussyhat Project, and is a Hollywood screenwriter and artist. www.kristasuh.com
Ann Lewis is a multidisciplinary activist artist using painting, installation, and participatory performance to explore themes related to American identity, power structures, and justice. White Lies is a chrono-reactive work that documents every false statement by Donald Trump during his first year in office, with an average of 4 false statements a day this work carries over 10 full layers of ink on an American flag. www.annlew.is
Michelle Hartney is a Chicago based artist whose work addresses a broad range of topics, from women’s health issues, to the concept of heroes, love, and the cosmos. The Weight of Words is a performance piece about Donald Trump’s long history of objectifying women. Handmade ankle weights were paired with a metal plaque containing a misogynistic statement attributed to Trump. Each weight was stuffed with shredded paper that contained the original source of Trump's statement. http://www.michellehartney.com
Ventiko is a critically acclaimed conceptual artist working in photography, performative experiences and social practice. Her work focuses on the (re)construction of moments not in time but in thought to express social positions on sexuality, persona and the state of the modern woman. http://www.ventiko.com
Lisette Morales is a feminist, an interdisciplinary artist, and social justice activist based in Florida. In 2014 she started “Love Bleeding Lies” a multi media art project involving photography, paintings, illustrations, a short art film, and performance art about breaking away from abuse and reconnecting with her inner creative and feminist muse. https://www.instagram.com/lisette_morales/
Bud Snow is a Mural Painter, Public Artist, and Photographer from Vancouver BC, she is based in Oakland, California. www.doyouknowbudsnow.net
Alessandra Mondolfi is an artist, and designer whose creative practice addresses both environmental and social issues in response to the current political climate. Her resistance actions have taken many forms and have explored the concept of “NO HATE” in numerous ways since Trump’s inauguration, the inflatable is one of her “Props for Protest” with which she performs public walks. @AlessandraMondolfi on Instagram
Melanie Oliva is an artist, activist and creative director who founded artist collectives Inspiration Pollination and The Artful Activist and co-organized a nationwide Artist March. Her Fists of all genders, ethnicities, sexual preferences, disabilities, classes and ages spin to smash the patriarchy via intersectional feminism. www.melanieoliva.com
Yvette Molina's new work sits at the intersection of folklore, faith, and science. She is currently creating a new pantheon of hybrid saints for our modern age. http://www.yvettemolina.com
Jean Chadbourne is the founder of the Growlery Artist residency program in San Francisco and is an avid supporter of the arts. http://www.thegrowlery.org/about/
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