DMINTI & Judy Chicago & Nadya Tolokonnikova

What if Women Ruled the World?

February 20 - 26, 2023
Lieu37 and La Cité Audacieuse, Paris

DANAE.IO is pleased, in collaboration with DMINTI, to present a unique participatory artwork, built on the blockchain, created by two generations of artists deeply engaged in the feminist movement, Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova invite all those who share feminist values and gender equality to make their voices heard from New York to Mexico, from New Delhi to Paris. These voices will take the form of collaboratively created artworks. This international project is inspired by the banners created by Judy Chicago, 'What If Women Ruled the World,' in collaboration with Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show.

We had a part of this experience at La Cité Audacieuse, a Parisian space dedicated to gender equality and the promotion of women's rights. In this former elementary school in Vaugirard (6th), whose walls have been entrusted to the Women's Foundation, an ecosystem of feminist associations, solidarity initiatives and conviviality has been organized.

The City of Paris has been a pioneer with the creation of La Cité Audacieuse, launched in March 2020 with the Women's Foundation. Animated by the association, this unique place in Paris, in France, promotes feminism and the history of its struggles.

Born in 1939, Chicago, IL, United States
Lives and works in Belen, NM, United States
Judy Chicago is an American feminist artist, art educator, and renowned writer known for her large-scale collaborative art installations exploring themes of birth and creation, examining the role of women in history and culture. In the 1970s, she founded the first feminist art program in the United States at California State University, Fresno, and served as a catalyst for art and art education. The artist is also renowned for her work The Dinner Party, which celebrates women's achievements throughout history and is widely regarded as one of the pioneering feminist art masterpieces.

Born in 1989, Norilsk, Russia
Nadya Tolokonnikova is one of the founding members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist protest art collective. Living in exile since 2021, she is also a co-founder of the independent news service and media outlet Mediazona. She has collaborated with Bansky on the exhibition Dismaland and created an immersive experience at the Saatchi Gallery in London.


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