Interview in HERO MAGAZINE about the hoodie on the occasion of a new exhibition curated by Lou Stoppard titled The Hoodie at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Download a THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T LOVE YOU, BUT I DO postcard set here.
I wrote about making these in the latest issue ofWomen & Performance. Vivian Huang and Summer Kim Lee said this about my piece in the introduction:
Mimi Thi Nguyen’s contribution to this special issue, “Poster Child,” connects contemporary conversations of care and institutional critique to anarchist creative praxis. With a refrain of “[i]t is not my job,” Nguyen writes of her button and poster creations, and their free distribution, as part of a practice “[a]gainst the valorization of intellectual property as the endpoint of creativity.” Nguyen’s DIY postcard functions as a “minor objection,” as surplus labor that operationalizes the ungovernable even within professionalizing contexts like an academic conference. As Nguyen writes, “the state cannot give us what we need, but that together under its shadow, we can get it, and get beyond.”
GOVERNMENT DOESN'T LOVE YOU
Collaborated with artist Sarah Faith on this limited-edition poster for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and its 2014 Small Works for Big Change art auction.
Check out the Intervention and Deescalation resources site here. "We know that the state will not protect you -- especially not when the head of state promises to target populations vulnerable to its violence, and sanctions citizens to do the same. For these reasons, we collect here resources for bystander intervention and deescalation for those who wish to protect one other."
DEESCALATION & INTERVENTION
"The Hoodie as Sign, Screen, Expectation, and Force" is included in this 2017 virtual issue from Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society "to provide resources to contextualize, criticize, and analyze the current political crisis."