One Equal World

Artists Respond to Trump in Pop-Up Exhibition Titled ‘Fuck the Patriarchy’

Posted on: November 17, 2017

An image that reads, "Feminist as fuck."

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A pop-up gallery titled Fuck the Patriarchy is making headlines for all the same reasons Donald Trump has—it’s vulgar, it’s blunt, and it’s certainly not politically correct.

Located inside of a step-up truck, Fuck the Patriarchy is part of a travelling gallery known as Gas. The exhibition features works from 10 different artists/organizations: Jibz Cameron, Paul Chan and Badlands Unlimited, Gallery Y2K, Angélica Maria Millán Lozano, Roy Martinez, Seth Price, Ana Roldán, Lauren Satlowski, Cristina Victor, and YERBAMALA COLLECTIVE.

For many of these artists, their entire life’s work revolves around social inequality. Angélica Maria Millán Lozano, for example, is known for centering her artwork on the theme of racism and sexism. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Lozano relocated to Portland, OR, where she earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). She lends a unique perspective to the types of issues that Latina women face in modern-day America.

And then there’s Lauren Satlowski, who crafted a dagger for the Fuck the Patriarchy exhibition. The weapon, which has white flowers painted on its surface, is meant to symbolize a woman’s defense against male aggression. A Detroit-native, Satlowski is known for blurring the line between cute and scary, which are metaphors for masculine and feminine energies.

Then there’s Roy Martinez, who goes by the Spanish name Lambe Culo (translation: “lick ass”). A gender-fluid visual artist, Martinez’s work is often centered on queer themes. As a Mexican-American, he goes beyond the surface level to explore what it means to be a non-gender-conforming Chicano. His works lends powerful insight into the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity.

Together, these artists have created something beyond just an exhibition—they have created a movement. By having the courage to express their raw emotions, they inspire others to speak their truths and fight back against an oppressive regime.


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