Taken from the winter 2015 issue of Dazed:
“So many people are scared to be labelled a feminist,” says Grace Miceli. “It makes no sense to me.” She’s the forward-thinking curator behind Art Baby Gallery, the glitter-dipped, girls-only online platform that put down real-world roots with a showcase at Alt Space Brooklyn this autumn, Girls at Night on the Internet. Now, just three months later, the curator is bringing her gang back together again for an affordable art show – Take Me Home Tonight, opening at Alt Space today, will offer more than 100 prints between $40-$100.
“It felt like we were reclaiming a space that is traditionally occupied by those more privileged than us,” says Miceli of the IRL switch-ups, which give artists usually viewed on a five-inch screen the chance to bring their diverse digital creations into the third dimension. For new Art Baby Gallery recruit Sanam Sindhi, who achieved peak Insta-goals when Rihanna put her in the “Bitch Better Have My Money” video earlier this year, exposure from the first exhibition has even inspired her to start her own art collective for POC. “I don’t wanna be a role model but I do want to keep showing other brown girls that it’s OK to be yourself, even if you’re a little fucked up and imperfect,” she says. “I’m excited to take over the world.”
Here, in a digital exclusive from the winter issue, we catch up with some of our favourite Art Baby Girls – Miza Coplin, Ayqa Khan, Sanam Sindhi, Shana Sadeghi-Ray and Miceli herself – to talk discovering art through Tumblr, the importance of showcasing your work in physical spaces, and why young girls need to realise that your appearance can be empowering, but what really matters is what you do and create.
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