GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

September 2018

 

Bea Acevedo   |   Cecilia Charlton  |   Florence Mytum   |   Jo Hummel-Newell   |  Karolina Albricht    |   Sara Dare

 

Curated by Karolina Albricht and Sara Dare

Unit 3 Projects | ASC Studios | Empson St | E3 3LT

 

An exhibition of 6 female artists investigating the idea of fun and having fun with the idea of fun. Playing with it,

challenging it, experiencing it, re-inventing it and creating it. Each artist interprets fun in their own medium, on

their own terms, coming from their individual experience and sensibility. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from

Cindy Lauper hit from 1983. She changed the lyrics of Robert Hazard’s 1979 song and made it into a feminist

anthem, a symbol of female solidarity. While carrying an important message of equality, this song is also an

apotheosis of fun seen from all angles: artist’s, woman’s and human’s. The show’s aim is to recreate this broad

perspective of fun. A collaborative playlist accompanying the exhibition was created by all participating artists.

 

I come home in the morning light

My mother says when you gonna live your life right

Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones

And girls they wanna have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night

My father yells what you gonna do with your life

Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one

But girls they wanna have fun

Oh girls just want to have

That’s all they really want

Some fun

When the working day is done

Oh girls, they wanna have fun

Oh girls just wanna have fun (girls and boys wanna have fun, girls wanna have)

Some boys take a beautiful girl

And hide her away from the rest of the world

I want to be the one to walk in the sun

Oh girls they wanna have fun

Oh girls just wanna have

That’s all they really want

 

Some fun…