Women Get Fucked at Alogon Gallery, Chicago
Curated by Natalie Labriola and Annie Purpura
February 28 - March 22, 2009
Women Get Fucked is an exhibition that looks critically, ambivalently, and hopefully at the history of female art, while carving out a space for dialogue around contemporary female artists. This exhibition takes its title from the understanding that "women get fucked" is a notion which is deeply embedded not only in culture but language itself. The artists presented seek to reconsider the system of symbols that typically define and confine representations of femininity. Is it possible to avoid the subject of the feminine while making work as a woman? The artists in this exhibition challenge this idea by not clinging to any theories which claim to find a unifying gender identity. Rather than trying to eradicate or deny the notion of femininity, the artists in this exhibition look to the topic by stripping away common and stereotypical signifiers. Leaving behind feminine essentialisms, they find power in discreet, strange, and unexpected places.
Kari Altmann, Juliette Bonneviot, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Petra Cortright, Maliea Croy , Ida Ekblad, Lina Viste Gronli. Natalie Labriola, Annie Purpura, Sophie Rhee, Hayley Silverman, Martine Syms, Elizabeth Weiss, Julia Weist, Mary Walling Blackburn 

Kate Berlant performs her PowerPoint presentation, "An Illustrative Colonoscopy Into An Epistemological Kitty Cat" -- 9pm
Maliea Croy
L-R: Lina Viste Gronli, Elizabeth Weiss
Lina Viste Gronli
Sophia Rhee
Elizabeth Weiss
L-R: Elizabeth Weiss, Martine Syms
Elaine Cameron-Weir
Elaine Cameron-Weir
Elaine Cameron-Weir
L-R: Elaine Cameron-Weir, Natalie Labriola, Juliette Bonneviot, Julia Weist 
L-R: Natalie Labriola, Juliette Bonneviot 
Juliette Bonneviot
Julia Weist
Julia Weist 
Julia Weist 
Ida Ekblad
Hayley Silverman