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The Guardian | 09.12.16

Why women are asking a major art and technology festival to #KissMyArs

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

D&S artist-in-residence Heather Dewey-Hagborg co-wrote a piece discussing the creation of #KissMyArs

A painstaking review of the statistics confirmed that more than 90% of winners self-identified as male. Although fewer women had applied, there was no shortage of great female artists among the applicants: the archive included internationally recognized women such as Rebecca Gomperts, Lillian Schwartz, Mariam Ghani, Pinar Yoldas, Daisy Ginsberg, Holly Herndon, Kaho Abe, and Ai Hasegawa. In response, Heather and the other artists developed a social media campaign: #KissMyArs.”

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