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Works by Needle and Bitch art collective

Needle and Bitch

Needle and Bitch is an anarchic-feminist collective that focuses on gender, sexuality and land rights issues. Needle and Bitch has actively organised many campaigns, educational activities, workshops, and safe spaces in the past eight years. The collective uses craft (bags, pouches, t-shirts, underwear, etc.) as a medium for the campaign to reach a wider audience, as well as to support the group financially.

The work on the Pentagonal Icositetrahedron by activist group Needle and Bitch conveys a critique to people who feel threatened with diversity, in this case with people identifying as part of the LGBTQ community. While this community has existed for a long time and is a part of Indonesian society, they are not accepted as such. The group is consistently faced with the violent imposition of the judgement and will of the dominant majority and those in power.


Based on drawing by Ervance ‘Havefun’ Dwiputra / Design by Diego Montero Ris

Exhibition: Pressing Matters

Featuring 24 Indonesian artists brought together by artist Kevin van Braak