Who's That Laydee? Antonia Marsh
Hey Antonia, how ya doing?
Great thank you! Well I have a little bit of a cold after coming back from Paris.. so I'm happy to
be back home.
be back home.
What's an average day like for you in New York?
I get up, get my iced coffee (I'm addicted), walk up 5th Avenue to the L train to get to Brooklyn where the
Girls Only studio is, answer emails and listen to music. By lunchtime all the girls doing residencies at
that point will have arrived so we all catch up over some food. In the afternoon we usually get our heads
down to work- I'll be writing and they'll be working on art projects. Come 7ish I'll head home and then
meet friends in one of our favourite bars in the East Village. Blk Mrkt is our usual spot and they have
the best burgers in the city too.
As all of us know Emma Watson recently made a speech about gender equality (go gurl). What are
your views on that?
I LOVED her speech and think it's great that this issue is being talked about more at the moment, because
it definitely remains a global issue and is important that we address it, or at the very least people are made
aware of the facts. It's especially important that men learn they can/ should be feminists. That word
shouldn't be so dirtied.
Do you feel that there is pressure for feminist artists to be hyper revealing and often offensive with
Not especially. Perhaps people just tend to notice this more because it's shocking, and shock tactics often
garner attention easily.
After Uni how did you get into curating? Right now to me as an art student it feels near impossible
to get a job within the arts.
turned into a full-time job. I stuck it out for a year and then went to California to do a masters in
curating, which really helped me get more internships in museums/galleries. Once I graduated
I started working on my own projects.
What current exhibitions would you suggest to us?
In London my dear friend Ed Fornieles currently has an exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery and in NYC
the Dinner Party installation by Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum is life-changing !
In an artwork what are three things that are essential?
Honesty, dedication and thought.
If Girls Only had a motto what would it be?
Life's too short to talk shit, stop the J word jealously from killing love.
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