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PES Feminist Incubator presents Narrative Threads

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Project for Empty Space is pleased to present Narrative Threads a group exhibition of work by Aimee Gilmore, Katrina Majkut, Julie Marie Seibert, fayemi shakur, Sara Jimenez, and Sophia Wallace. This exhibition is a culmination of work created by the artists during their residency at the annual Feminist Incubator. Narrative Threads will open on Wednesday, March 27th from 6pm – 9pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

A common purpose amongst these six cultural practitioners is the idea of connectivity through reconstructed (or newly constructed) narratives. Each creator comes to the conversation via different media and discipline; including poetry, textile/thread based work, performance, book arts, and interactive installation, to name a few. What binds them together is their interest in reclaiming autonomy, agency, and ownership through storytelling. For far too long the stories of female-identified people have been codified through the lens of the outsider; leaving little to no room for some semblance of truth on the terms of the subjects.

Every project within this exhibition is built on the voices of multiple contributors. Some projects, such as those by fayemi shakur and Aimee Gilmore, rely on active collaboration with other women as the foundation of their works. Other works, in particular, the embroidered portraits by Julie Marie Seibert, highlight and pay homage to prominent contemporary Women of Color who are making dynamic socio-political shifts. Installation and cross stitch pieces by Katrina Majkut deconstruct and rebuild narratives that are questioning the validity of anti-assault products. Sophia Wallace positions her mixed media works to critique established vernacular around female and feminized genitals and asserts recentered narratives around anatomy; specifically the clitoris, history, and the right to pleasure for cis, trans, and nonbinary people. Multifaceted performance and video works by Sara Jimenez looks introspectively as a way to acknowledge the importance of self-generated narratives. Each artist explores ideas of multi-centered narratives through the work that they have created before, during, and beyond their time in the Feminist Incubator.

For more information about our Feminists in Residence visit: http://www.projectforemptyspace.org/2019-feminists-in-residence

About PES Feminist Incubator
PES Feminist Incubator Space (Formerly known as GRAB BACK) is a series of short-term residencies, happenings, conversations, performances, and public discourses focusing on the empowerment and freedom of women. The inaugural incubator (January – June, 2017) was a response prompted by mainstream attention to what has become a normalized climate of hyper-misogyny, rape culture, and dehumanization of women and women of color. PES Feminist Incubator Space is a means of cultivating productive and critical intersectional dialogue and is a response to violence against humanity. PES Feminist Incubator Space is now a part of our annual program, which will provide ongoing opportunities to female-identified artists.


March 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Project For Empty Space
2 Gateway Ctr
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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