“La lotta è FICA” is the new CHEAP public art project, composed of 25 posters made by 25 artists and installed on the central Via Indipendenza in Bologna.
The posters represent the feminist struggles that intersect antiracism, queer reality, the bodies of women, transgender bodies and eccentric bodies. A feminist divertissement on posters for which 25 artists have been called to collect: illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, performers, cartoonists, street artists – a plurality of media that corresponds to a vast sample of biographies and visions, united by the perspectives of transfeminism.
The creator and curator of the operation is CHEAP, the Bologna-based public art project founded in 2013 by six women: “La lotta è FICA” is its first intervention since the beginning of the lockdown and was significantly chosen to underline how feminism is an essential activity.
CHEAP today produces a public art intervention that speaks of feminism, of the connection of systemic power in functionally generating sexism and racism, of the need to elaborate instruments of decolonization, of representing bodies that proudly go beyond whiteness or heteronormativity or the binary vision of gender: just as we know that one is not ready to eliminate the symbols of privilege, we think it is time to reckon with those of our liberation as well.