Feminist postcard auction this Monday

// 2 October 2010

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38 postcards by artists, pop stars, actors and other prominent figures on the theme of feminism will be auctioned in London on Monday, to raise money for Feminism in London 2010.

Even if you can’t make it to see the postcards in the one-day exhibition, the Guardian has posted a gallery of some of the postcards going on the auction block, including the pieces by Kate Nash, Julian Opie and Sarah Maple (who is organising the sale). (See also this piece in the art & design section.)

Personally I’m looking forward to see what Jessica Stevenson (off Spaced) and Viv Albertine (from the Slits) make of the theme, which was simply “a postcard about feminism”. Also, comedian Miriam Elia will be the auctioneer!

Anyway, tickets for the exhibition and auction are £6 in advance, or £7 on the door, and money raised goes to help fund Feminism in London 2010 – all the details for where, when and how to buy a ticket are here.

Comments From You

George // Posted 6 October 2010 at 6:44 pm

I am really surprised that this auction contains the following postcard, which is both NSFW and triggering – http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2010/oct/01/feminist-postcard-art-auction#/?picture=367239014&index=1 .

I really have no idea what David Rusbatch is trying to say. However, I do know that I find images from horrendously misogynistic and violent hardcore pornography incredibly upsetting, and I really would violently dispute the use of reproducing them in the name of “feminist art”.

Tiger Beatdown does a much more detailed a hilarious analysis of this postcard here – http://tigerbeatdown.com/2010/10/05/lessons-from-art-feminism-gets-semen-all-over-your-face/#more-2073

Erica // Posted 7 October 2010 at 2:44 pm

I second George. Maybe I can’t manage the seven layers of irony needed to find this actually pro-feminist.

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