Kiki Carrillo, Doll Baby Jumper, 2020. © Kiki Carrillo 

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Thursday March 19 – Sunday May 3, 2020

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6-9pm 

With a set by Silly C and a site-specific nail art project by WUWU Nails

Happy Hardcore presents works by Kiki Carrillo, Judy Chung, Sharona Franklin, Milah Libin, Rachel Owens, Cecilia Salama, and Nichole Shinn to examine proximities and extremes in femininities. The title draws from the eponymous dance genre originating in the UK and Europe’s rave scenes in the early 1990s. Emulating the genre’s bouncy and uplifting techno beats with darkcore undertones, the exhibition plays with the sugary, the plastic, and the psychologically dark. Together, the artists weave a conflicting narrative of sentimentality and superficiality, glitz and gore, to extract the contradictions of what we perceive as “cute.” 

Press release