“To be born with a woman’s body is to bear the unsolicited burden of humanity’s unresolved attitudes towards sex.She learns to adapt to a patriarchal system that blames women for the misbehavior of men. She’s taught to be ashamed of her sexuality and apologize for the power of her body.This is the portrait of an unapologetic soldier, The Portrait of a Vandal.”
This observation is the launching pad for the work of MissMe, the Montreal-based “artful vandal”:all of her paste-up street pieces develop around the issue of gender, women's bodies, power and the abuse of male power, the violence that repeatedly, systematically rains down on women’s bodies.
MissMe came to Bologna as part of CHEAP, when the street poster art project invited her to create a project in Viale Masini, on a 150-meter-long wall that has previously hosted artists such as MP5, Vinz Feel Free, 2501, Hyuro, 108, and Alberonero.
On a blood red background, the bodies of MissMe's "vandals" appear one after another, with typographic posters in between (designed by Benedetta Bartolucci aka Redville) bearing the phrases the artist has used over the years to accompany the pieces she has hung up all over the world, often illegally, often late at night: from the evocative “I didn’t came from your rib, you came from my VAGINA” to “don’t blame women for the misbehavior of MEN”, together with “It’s not me, it’s YOU”, not to mention the decisive “FUCK your judgment”.