SaveArtSpace and Pussy Riot announce their upcoming exhibition PATRIARCHY R.I.P., a public art exhibition of 10 artworks by female and LGBTQ+ artists to be presented on billboard ad spaces across 9 US states. The exhibition is curated by Pussy Riot activist Nadya Tolokonnikova to protest the gender pay gap in the art world…
SaveArtSpace put out an open call for female and LGBTQ+ artists, to submit visual artwork on topics of female and LGBTQ+ empowerment, smashing the patriarchy, and eliminating gender inequality in the distribution of capital. Art by women sells for 50% less than works by men, and female artists accounted for just 5% of all NFT art sales. In the traditional art world, female artists represent just 2% of the market. The market for work by women is still less than the total sales for Picasso alone.
Nadya Tolokonnikova selected 10 artworks to be exhibited on billboard ad spaces in New York, California, Tennessee, Nevada, Missouri, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama. The chosen artists include Michele Pred, Autumn Breon and Michele Pred, REKA NYARI, Fatimazohra Serri, Van Velden Studio, Aminta Paiz, EllaSuper, Niohuru X, Jess Whittam, and Holly Silius. The artworks will be presented alongside 11 artworks by Nadya Tolokonnikova. Tolokonnikova’s NFT artwork PATRIARCHY R.I.P., inspired by the alternate reality of the metaverse where patriarchy is dead, was commissioned by Wave’s Non Fungible Fund, and will be featured in Venice CA.
During the week of March 7, PATRIARCHY R.I.P. will launch public art installations for each selected work on billboard ad spaces in 9 US states.
Travis Rix and Justin Aversano, co-founders of the non-profit organization SaveArtSpace said:
“We are grateful to work with Nadya and are thrilled to install the artwork of these impactful women-identifying artists on billboards across the country.”
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Curator of PATRIARCHY R.I.P. said: “Pussy Riot and SaveArtSpace curate a public art exhibition “PATRIARCHY R.I.P.”. Artworks of 10 female and LGBTQ+ artists + Pussy Riot will be erected across the US, mostly in the conservative states, where women and LGBTQ+ people need inspiration and solidarity the most. “PATRIARCHY R.I.P.” celebrates the end of the domination of men over women, the premature death of the macho power.
For Pussy Riot it’s always been a priority to do our statements in a manner that everyone can hear. Bringing our art to the streets and making it available for people who do not have time to go to museums.”