Mission Statement

The Push Pops are a radical, transnational queer feminist art collective. Geared toward engendering ‘Embodied Feminism,’ Go! Push Pops employs the female body – that which is bound to a cross-cultural language of desire, signification and power – in tactical, ideological strategy. Go! Push Pops utilize gesture, exclamation and popular idiom to embody a new age discursive physicality interfacing with the ancient archetypal realm. Neo-Dada, Fluxist and Feminist, their performance work posits the body as a danger to the operation of reason and patriarchal economy of lack. A wild leap, an elusive slogan, a paroxysm of the flesh – The Push Pops reinscribe the body through participatory ritual, spontaneous performance and interactive multi-media installation.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012



Go! Push Pops is very pleased to present a new performance work in collaboration with Natalia Yovane. With the post-hurricane commercial art world looking more like a soggy sunken treasure ship, the Push Pops are kickin' it old school with our first official Feminist Spelling B. We want to make sure you know how to spell works like 'Proto-Matriachy' the next time Nature socks the wind out of your digital insta-spell. This is a participatory event open to all feminish-identified persons (may the best Feminyst win!) Disclaimer: This performance may contain adult content! Every Lezbinist Librarian comes with a hefty dolup of freeaky biatch mayonaisse.

Feminist Spelling B is part of the evening length event 'Performance Anxiety' presented by Ventiko at the Culturefix Gallery

Friday, November 16th 9-11pm
9 Clinton Street on the LES

Thursday, November 8, 2012


The push pops is happy to release!! Corpse Limb Cult





Corpse Limb Cult
Corpse Limb Cult is a durational performance filmed over several hours under the trees of Forrest Park, Queens in the summer of 2012. A Collaboration with Sharod Andrews, aka Nightcrafts Spellcraft, our beloved Cult Leader, Corpse Limb Cult is a Black Metal, Pagan, Nu-Age, Rainbow illness of an abomination. Corpse Limb Cult explores the past-future where Women are no longer fallow gardens raked over by sexism, linear intellectualism and the sheer greed of global-capitalist designs. Where we woman are the wild nature, and our earth is our matrilineal blessing, our medicine.  We are the bones, the roots and the shadow psyches. 
Corpse Limb Cult was released for Go!Brooklyn 2012.
Recommended studio by Art Fag City

and our official Tmblr: Go! Push Pops new website with all our projects



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Thursday, October 18, 2012


BoomBoxBoy is a collaboration between the Push Pop Collective and the artist Prince Harvey aka BoomBoxBoy. For ‘The Anniversy List,’ a multi-location exhibition in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore curated by the MICA MFA in Curatorial Practice Dept., The Push Pops joined BoomBoxBoy and led a lively tour through the exhibition.  Located in various business of the burgeoning arts district – among them a laundromat, barbershop, chicken fryer and bullet-proofed bodega where artists in the show had made unique interventions – The Push Pops posed as feminist flygirls beside the naked, uproarious spectacle of BoomBoxBoy. A community engaging initiative, ‘The Anniversary List’ project focused on building a bridge between the institution’s arts programming and the existing community of historically disenfranchised low-income African American residents.

BoomBoxBoy, influenced by the character Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do The Right Thing, is a performance work by the artist Prince Harvey exploring ownership, community, and socially appropriate modes of being with respect to race, class and gender. Incorporating personal narrative, anecdote and hip hop acapella – BoomBoxBoy’s call and response approach to rapping and beat making urges the audience to take a participatory stance embellishing the music with clapping and speaking in rhythm.
Shout out to our stylist Frankie at Soul II Soul Barbershop, Baltimore, MD
September 2012







Friday, September 21, 2012



Go! Push Pops invites you to join us in Baltimore Friday, September 28th for a supa fly collaborative performance with the artist BoomBoxBoy aka Prince Harvey.

As part of 'The Anniversary List' a festival curated by the MFA in Curatorial Practice Program at MICA. 

BoomBoxBoy Performance Tour begins at 7pm on the ground floor of the Charles St. Parking Garage in Station North.

To learn more about the entire Invited exhibition please visit www.mica.edu/Invited




Friday, August 31, 2012


























Please join the Push Pops September 8-9th for the release of our Black Metal//Pagan//Nu-Age//Rainbow illness abomination Corpse Limb Cult, our dirtiest, UGLIEST project to date! A Collaboration with Sharod Andrews, aka Nightcrafts Spellcraft, our beloved Cult Leader.


11-7pm Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9th

88 Starr St. #3L
Brooklyn, NY 11237
L Train to Jefferson 1 Block past the park

(NO buzzer call # 718 213 6545 if door is closed) 

Go Brooklyn is a free open studio event culminating in a community-curated exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

**Please REGISTER as a GO VOTER to Bring Go! Push Pops to the Brooklyn Museum! To be eligible to cast a vote for your favorite studio, voters MUST register on the GO website before the festival weekend ends. 

Go! Push Pop Profile on GO Brooklyn

https://www.gobrooklynart.orgstudio/1633











We are pleased to be chosen by the New York's best art blog Art Fag City as a Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: GO! Push Pops so don't miss it!!





Wednesday, August 15, 2012



http://soho20gallery.com/savoir-faire-2012/

September 4 – 29, 2012  
*see schedule for date/times of performances

 Savoir-Faire 2012 performing artists: 
GO! Push Pops  feat. Maria Jose Duran Steinman
SistersSpinderella
Thursday, September 6th, 7pm 
 

SistersSpinderella is a Go! Push Pops performative sculpture in collaboration with Chilean artist Maria Jose Duran Steinman. Based on various mytho-spiritual lore including Native American matrilineal creation myth and Italian trance dance originating from the Greek rights of Bacchantes,  SistersSpinderella is part sculpture, part ritual, part jig.  The project references the Native American Spider Woman ‘Creator/Grandmother of the Sun’ Goddess and the correlate work of the 1970s feminist Spider Woman Theater Collective, a leading voice for indigenous women and Feminist Art. SistersSpinderella also incorporates elements of the healing trance dance known as Tarantella, a modern conception of the Baccantian dance Pizzica Tarantata (“the bite of the spider tarantula” also called “bite of love”) where the wild women followers of Bacchantes, Roman God of intoxication, become abandoned to their physical natures, literally spinning and stomping their way free of repressed sexual energy.
For this project, The Push Pops will collaborate with Maria Jose Duran Steinman, an artist whose textile based sculptures and site-specific installations pose libidinal experiences with the material and its cycles of transformation.
 
Maria Jose Duran, Chimera, 2010
Maria Jose Duran Steinman, b. 1982 in Chile, received BFA Fine Arts at Finis Terrae University in 2006. In 2008 she was awarded with the Fulbright Scholarship and the Chilean international Scholarship to pursuit graduate studies in NYC.
In 2010 she received her MFA Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts as well as the Alumni Scholarship award. Duran-Steinman has exhibited in Chile and New York; more recently in Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Cuchifritos Gallery, Galeria Artespacio and a solo show in NY in 2011 at the Governor’s Island Art Fair. She worked as personal assistant to Lynda Benglis during 2010 and 2011. Currently she is preparing “El Descubrimiento de America/ The Discovery of the Americas”, upcoming three-person show at Local Project in LIC for October 2012.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012





Please come join us this Thursday july 19 if this sounds interesting to you!! Anna Sapphire the Original Push Pop has agreed to march...feel free to get creative with your protest sign!!  Many of our friends are showing work in BACKLASH where we'll end the Protest with a bang.    

Join the Go! Push Pops  for an absurdist, free-style, irreverent (BUT STILL FEMINIST) Protest March from 6th Ave and 14th St. to Soho20 Chelsea galleryfor the Opening of the BACKLASH exhibition on Thursday July 19th, 2012.

Go! Push Pops needs radical protestors with wit and style!! Looking for bodacious feminists of all stripes to be a part of the performative 'protest march'. To take part, make your own protest sign and meet the Push Pops at 6pm Thursday July 19th at the NW corner of 14th st. and 6th Ave (we'll walk to the gallery together from there)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012






















Go! Push Pops is proud to announce an exciting new performance work in collaboration with the AMAZING sculptor Matt Stone during the POWERPLAY Sculpture Park Opening in the Hamptons this Saturday. The piece, titled Xithinix Pangea adopts Stone’s sculpture as a type of  neo-tribal ‘totem’ within a constructed psychic terrain at once primal and galactic futurist. The performance will conclude with a music set by the thrash core ensemble Prayer Town.

welcome!!

POWERPLAYA Sculpture Park
Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Opening Event: July 14th, 2012: 12PM – 8PM
Closing Date: August 24th, 2012

Penn Station LIRR to Bridgehampton Station (5 minute walk to POWERPLAY)
Free and open to the public


On July 14th, 2012 POWERPLAY activates the 13-acre facility of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, Long Island featuring over 25 emerging and established artists from the East End and New York City. The participatory-based programming highlights sculpture, installation, performance, sound and video.

POWERPLAY is a sculpture of experiences curated by Molly Morgan Weiss and The City Firm. POWERPLAY invites the viewer to question the value system of power and how it is interpreted within the American psyche. The exhibition confronts the dualities between natural and man made energy, as well as being a part of a global community versus an ethnocentric one. The themes explored are alternative energy, science, space exploration, food, holistic practices, technology, spirituality, sexuality, wealth, beauty,  ritual and human interaction.  A printed map of the 13-acre experience will be provided upon entrance.







Thursday, June 21, 2012

   

                                                    


PUSH PORN: A LESBIAN GANGSTA EROTICA BY THE PUSH POP COLLECTIVE

For Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) 2012, Go! Push Pops premiered their lesbian-gangsta-erotica ‘Push Porn’ on 2 screens at Homero’s Barbershop, a local business where they filmed a segment of the video with their stylist Ecua. Starring local hustla celeb “Strawberry,” Push Porn is a nastay lucid dream about drugs, popsicles and gentrification at the frontier of the avant-ghetto. The opening party and world premier of the ‘Push Porn’ included scalp design specials by Ecua the official Push Pop barber, free limited edition posters, bootleg porn & beer.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

THE PUSH POPS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE PART OF 


BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS 2012

Arts in Bushwick

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Go! Push Pops is a radical, transnational Hip Hop Feminist Collective based in Brooklyn. For BOS 2012, the Push Pops will premier their lesbian-gangsta-erotica ‘Push Porn’ on 2 screens at Homero’s Barbershop, where they filmed a segment of the video. Starring local hustla celeb “Strawberry,” Push Porn is a nastay lucid dream about drugs, popsicles and gentrification at the frontier of the avant-ghetto.

Push Porn Release Party Friday Night!! JUNE 1st
6-9pm Homero’s Barbershop, 14th Wilson Ave.

**Scalp designs by Ecua the official Push Pop barber, free limited edition posters, bootleg porn + beer.

Location
Homero's Barbershop
14 Wilson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237



Dates & Times
Friday June 1st, 2012, 6-9pm
Saturday June 2nd, 2012, 12pm-7pm
Sunday June 3rd, 2012, 12pm-7pm


http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2012/directory/?listing=3323

Friday, May 18, 2012


Go! Push Pops "Push Pole" is contemporary revisioning of the European ‘May Pole’ Folk Ritual. Attributed with many meanings including a symbol of the world axis (axis mundi), reverence for sacred trees and early Modern phallic symbolism, Push Pole is a fluxus style ‘happening’ in collaboration with the artist Milena Shakuj┼Ź who has developed an experimental soundscape to accompany the performance.
 
Go! Push Pops Push Pole is part of ‘The Standard for Spring,’ a nomadic performance festival in the Chelsea Arts district (High Line) curated by Tara Raye Russo. 
 
Saturday May 19th at 6pm sharp
Meet at 15th St. and 10th Ave* (Chelsea)
 
Festival Updates available on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/Standard4Spring







Tuesday, April 17, 2012





You are Cordially invited to the first official GoPush Pops Open Studio marking the end of our residency at Soho20 Gallery in Chelsea. Please join us for refreshments, the Push Pop video reel and new work by Crystal and Diamond aka founding members Elisa Garcia de la Huerta and Katie Cercone.

Thursday April 19th, 6-8pm
Soho20 Gallery
547 West 27th St.  3rd Floor

stay TRILLA xo
The Push Pops

Monday, April 9, 2012



Magic Banner, a Push Pop Collaboration with artist Ivy Castellanos, took place at the IV Soldier Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn on March 16, 2012. Led by Castellanos as The Conductor, a ‘violent sculpture’ on stilts with a cloak of dried paint in the likeness of the American flag; the Push Pops, now a pregnant gay hood couple, sang a bilingual National Anthem against the backdrop of Magic Johnson’s 1991 press conference in which he announced that he was H.I.V. positive and would serve as a spokesperson for the disease. Magic Banner is a public proclamation calling for a new national horizon supported by conscious and humble leadership toward a greater good.

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Queers in a Space 

March 31st, 2012 at IV Soldiers Gallery in Bushwick
Michelle poetry
Switch n' Play
The Push Pop Collective

GO! Push Pops released secret project for the first time!


GO! PUSH POPS  PUSH PORN 



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Special Thanks to Ventiko!!













Animamus Art Salon was created by Ventiko in 2011 with the mission to create a safe, supportive and inspiring environment for artists of all mediums to debut and discuss their current work while encouraging audience participation and simultaneously enabling a performance of ideas, which can not be repeated. 

Animamus Salon seeks, in this digital age, to create a physical meeting space that will serve to foster the exchange of ideas, facilitate discourse, and create a sense of community. 

The Push Pops screened documentation of our Yoga Hip Hop Fusion 'Bulimic Flow' and talked about our collective mission.








Great photos by Photo by Andrew Bridge

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