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What She Said
Living in Dystopia
January 17 - March 13, 2020

Throughout time and across all cultures women have held the role of prophet, oracle, seer and diviner.  Their stories warned us where our society was heading. In exchange for their wisdom they have been banned and burned, but also revered and channeled.  She never stopped speaking and we never stopped listening. Sometimes it is a whisper and sometimes it is a shout. 


The exhibition What She Said included 2D, 3D, and performance art, as well as free public programming.  The show placed focus on feminist strategies that address our current dystopian reality. What She Said started with the premise that extreme circumstances create fertile ground for visionary speculation. Many of the artists in the show addressed direct relationships between the vessel of the body as a channel for divinity, trauma, transmutation, birth and death. The artwork in the show addressed the way an oracular vision speaks to society today in a digital culture, integrating gazes, voices and experiences.

What She Said featured work by Lili Bernard, Annie Buckley, Cherie Benner Davis, Carolyn Castaño, Nancy Evans, Scarlett Kim and Maya Mackrandilal, Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist, Silvi Naçi, Mary Anna Pomonis, Cintia Segovia, Allison Stewart, Emily Sudd, Camilla Taylor, Paula Wilson, Jessica Wimbley, Michiko Yao, Caroline Yoo and Dajin Yoon

​Presented by ace/121 Gallery and The Association of Hysteric Curators


Two public programs were presented in association with What She Said:


  • A night of comedy - hosted by Electric Comedy - February 5, 2020

  • Community Day on Saturday, February 29, 2020

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