Events — 8 Mar 2019
International Women's Day is when we celebrate all that feminist movements around the world have fought for and achieved. We look forward as well, collectively imagining what a more feminist future would look like. And what is a better way to envision and create that future than through arts and culture? That is why each year on International Women’s Day, Mama Cash organises the Mama Cash Feminist Festival. We mark this day by creating a stage for feminist artists and activists a platform, because as bell hooks say, "The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it's to imagine what is possible."
We would like to invite you to celebrate the Mama Cash Feminist Festival at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam together with us on 8 March 2019. From 18:30 we take over the museum with an evening program full of performances, artist talks, and inspiring workshops.
These Brazilian activists and artists use graffiti and urban art to bring domestic violence and gender inequality to the attention of a broad public. For the Feminist Festival Rede NAMI will create a site-specific mural on the facade of the Stedelijk Museum on 8 March.
Feminist Festival x Blikopeners
Make your own feminist bag under the guidance of a special team of Blikopeners and graffiti artist Mick la Rock! Tag your own bag with your favorite feminist slogan!
Artist Talks Raquel van Haver and Jacqueline de Jong
The exhibitions Spirits of the Soil by Raquel van Haver and Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life by Jacqueline de Jong are the focus of this evening. In the artist talks, these two special artists from different generations enter into conversation with other artists, curators and visitors.
Media disruptors Clarice Gargard and Hasna El Maroudi launch an exciting new project: Lillith. A media platform that gives face to a new feminist wave. With the help of performances by activist / performer Naomie Pieter and musical trio Shakuar they share a sneak preview of their proposal for a more equal world.
Opening Feminist Festival (at 19:00 - sold out)
A conversation about the importance of the role of art in a world that offers less and less room for dissenting voices. With, among others, Clarice Gargard (UN Women's Representative), Panmela Castro (Rede NAMI) and artist Raquel van Haver. This program component can only be accessed with a ticket that includes the opening program.
During the opening, other activities of the Mama Cash Feminist Festival will continue at various locations in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
The Feminist Festival already gets started during the day with a free guided tour in the museum offered by the Stedelijk Museum.
Feminist Open Mic Night
Grab the microphone and show your artistic talent or share your story. Be quick and sign up for the last open spots on the night itself.
Out of your Clit afterparty
For those who don’t want the evening to end, the celebrations can continue at the Out of your Clit afterparty in the Melkweg Amsterdam with performances by Fata Boom, Pink Oculus and DJ Rachel Green. Everyone with a ticket for the Mama Cash Feminist Festival (including those who did not have a ticket for the opening) has free access to this afterparty on presentation of the festival wristband (handed out upon entry).
DJ Hellie Berry & Friends play music all night. Dancing is allowed!
For the safety of visitors and staff, some areas of the museum will have a ‘full=full’ policy.