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She Will Always Be Younger Than Us

Date Feb 11, 2009 - Sep 7, 2009
Artists Orly Cogan, Gillian Strong, Wednesday Lupypciw, Cat Mazza and Ginger Brooks Takahashi
Curated by Allyson Mitchell

Exhibition Overview

She Will Always Be Younger Than Us brings together a selection of artists whose work counts among its influences the practice of Judy Chicago. Orly Cogan, Wednesday Lupypciw, Cat Mazza, Gillian Strong and Ginger Brooks Takahashi are young artists whose work is explicitly engaged with feminist politics through the use of textile, thread and fibre. Their work ranges from video to embroidery, performance and sculpture with the political intention to ignite politics and question culture.

Additional Information

Judy Chicago is one among many artists finding themselves the focus of a renaissance in second-wave ideas and aesthetics among young feminist artists. This renaissance is about honour, awe and respect; while feminism is old news, it is also ‘forever young.’ Young women have always been active in the practices of feminism and have been at the centre of feminist organization in all of feminism’s ‘waves.’ While feminism may be as old as the suffragists, it is also as young as its newest enthusiast. As young feminists now, more than ever, look to the past to appropriate, negotiate and refashion ideas and strategies that came before, the possibilities of intergenerational dialogue are moving into exciting new territory.

Related Exhibition:
When Women Rule the World: Judy Chicago in Thread

A catalogue related to this exhibition is available in the Museum Shop.

Related Programs and Events

Thrift Tour led by Allyson Mitchell
Saturday August 22, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Toronto artist and When Women Rule the World curator Allyson Mitchell for a bus tour of Toronto's thrift stores. Discover hidden thrift locations and find textile treasures on this intimate day-long excursion.
Members $50, Non-members $65, Full-time students and youth $40
Advance registration is required, class size is limited. To register, call 416-599-5321 x2221.

<b>Orly Cogan</b> <i>Size Matters </i>  2007, vintage fabric, stitching 117 x 109 cm. Photo: courtesy the artist
<b>Gillian Strong</b> <i> and I would love you Peg Bearskin</i> 2007, mixed media installation. Photo: Jill Kitchener
<b>Cat Mazza</b> <i> Nike Blanket Petition </i> (detail) 2003 - ongoing, crocheted wool and synthetic yarn 183 x 427 cm. Photo: Jill Kitchener
<b>Wednesday Lupypciw</b> <i>K2tog: video knitting coven</i> 2006, video, DVD format 15 minutes, looped; <i>Seasons </i> 2008 – 09, cotton, modal, bamboo, nylon, chemical dyes Installation size variable. Photo: Jill Kitchener
Installation view. Photo: Jill Kitchener
Installation view. Photo: Jill Kitchener