Tag: election 2016

HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

“As a person, I’m O.K., as an American, I’m pretty worried.” -Hillary Clinton Understandably, Hillary Clinton has laid low since her heartbreaking presidential defeat in November. While many of us wish she had won, her absence from the public eye does seem to have lent her a previously unheard frankness. The former Secretary of State…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

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NO ROOM FOR THE ARTS IN TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ BUDGET

In a move that is heartbreaking to many and shocking to none, the Trump administration has proposed detrimental budget cuts (in some cases total elimination) of federally funded arts and humanities foundations. On March 16th, “America First” - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" was released and it includes plans to end the National Endowment…

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK LGBTQ RIGHTS BY REVOKING BATHROOM PROTECTIONS

During the election, many were opposed to Donald Trump because they feared that his presidency would signal a rollback in LGBTQ rights. Yesterday, on February 22, he confirmed these suspicions when his administration rescinded landmark Obama-era guidance that invoked federal law Title IX to order public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their…

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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WILL STRIKE ON MARCH 8TH

On January 21st millions of people came together for the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the globe. Determined not to lose momentum, the organizers of the Women’s March have been using social media to announce an upcoming general strike, A Day Without a Woman, when "women and our allies will act together for…

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FASHION’S MOST FAMOUS SHOW THEIR SOLIDARITY IN “I AM AN IMMIGRANT” PSA

In the wake of Donald Trump’s first attempt at the Muslim travel and immigration ban and as families are being broken up by I.C.E. raids and deportations, it’s increasingly important to express solidarity for those put in danger by the current administration. Enter in the fashion industry - while some designers have vast histories of…

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MOMA TAKES A STANCE ON TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN

In the first week of his presidency, Donald Trump issued an executive order that banned immigration and travel from seven majority Muslim countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia. The move led to outrage from human rights groups and the eruption of protests across the country. Last Thursday, February 2nd, the Museum…

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PADDLE 8 “UPRISE” BENEFIT AUCTION: BID ON ART SUPPORTING EQUALITY

On February 5th, upon the conclusion of the critically acclaimed exhibition, UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, esteemed auction site, Paddle 8 teamed up with The Untitled Space to host a benefit auction of artwork from the group show. Spearheaded by curator Indira Cesarine, the exhibition presented 80 female artists responding to the election. The radical visual art…

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TWELVE DAYS OF TRUMP – HIS ACTIONS SINCE THE INAUGURATION

It’s been a little over 10 days since the presidential inauguration and already the nation is reeling from Trump’s actions. Citizens are protesting, Democratic senators are boycotting & impeachment rumors swirl.  Let’s take a look at the damage that the Donald has inflicted on the nation since January 20th. Ban on Immigration Last week Trump…

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ACTORS TURN AWARDS INTO AWARENESS AT THE SAG AWARDS – SEE THE SPEECHES

Actors spurred on by recent events (and perhaps by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech) used the awards stage as a political platform at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29th. Thankfully giving no heed to Donald Trump’s recent comment that “Celebs hurt the cause,” award-winning actors gave impassioned acceptance speeches that ranged from angry…

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THE UNTITLED SPACE EXTENDS ‘UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN’ DATES & TEAMS UP WITH PADDLE 8

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN A Group Exhibition of 80 Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine Benefiting the ERA Coalition's Fund for Women’s Equality EXHIBITION EXTENDED January 18 – February 5th Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Weekend Hours 11am - 6pm THE UNTITLED SPACE 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W, NYC 10013 CLOSING RECEPTION & LAUNCH OF…

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FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970S @ THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s The Photographers' Gallery 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW October 7, 2016 - January 29, 2017 For women, the last few months have been exhausting. There is now a man in the White House who has not only been accused of sexual assault, but who actually brags about…

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ART GALLERIES & INSTITUTIONS RESPOND TO THE INAUGURATION WITH CLOSURES AND ELECTION-THEMED EVENTS

Earlier this month more than one-hundred artists, curators, and galleries signed a letter that proposed the J20 Art Strike, a measure calling for American art and cultural institutions to close on January 20th, the day of the presidential inauguration. Signees, including feminist artists Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter and Barbara Kruger see the closings as a way…

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GET READY FOR THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Protest can come in many forms - art, music, boycott, writing, and countless other methods are proven tools in voicing opposition. Historically, the loudest method of resistance has always been the protest march and on January 21st, a day after the presidential inauguration and one day prior to the 44th anniversary of Roe vs Wade, a giant crowd of…

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80 FEMALE ARTISTS UNITE FOR “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” EXHIBIT THIS JANUARY

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality EXHIBITION ON VIEW January 17 - February 5, 2017 January 17th Opening 6pm – 9pm More events to be announced THE UNTITLED SPACE
 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013…

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THIS TEEN’S POWERFUL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE REMINDING PEOPLE WHAT DONALD TRUMP REALLY THINKS OF WOMEN

Donald Trump has been called many things during his gradual rise to political power: businessman, television personality, and now president-elect. But one teen is reminding people exactly who they voted for in this year’s election. Despite saying some spectacularly awful things about women in the past – including comparing women to dogs and seemingly advocating…

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PROTESTS, PETITIONS & RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AS ELECTORAL VOTE APPROACHES

The rollicking roller coaster ride of election 2016 just won’t stop. The first half of December has seen the underwhelming results of Jill’s Stein’s recount efforts in three states (Michigan’s was not completed, Pennsylvania’s never started, and Trump still came out on top in Wisconsin with an additional 131 votes), various controversial cabinet picks, and…

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