Mission Statement

The Push Pops are a radical, transnational queer feminist art collective. Geared toward engendering ‘Embodied Feminism,’ Go! Push Pops employs the female body – that which is bound to a cross-cultural language of desire, signification and power – in tactical, ideological strategy. Go! Push Pops utilize gesture, exclamation and popular idiom to embody a new age discursive physicality interfacing with the ancient archetypal realm. Neo-Dada, Fluxist and Feminist, their performance work posits the body as a danger to the operation of reason and patriarchal economy of lack. A wild leap, an elusive slogan, a paroxysm of the flesh – The Push Pops reinscribe the body through participatory ritual, spontaneous performance and interactive multi-media installation.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Magic Banner, a Push Pop Collaboration with artist Ivy Castellanos, took place at the IV Soldier Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn on March 16, 2012. Led by Castellanos as The Conductor, a ‘violent sculpture’ on stilts with a cloak of dried paint in the likeness of the American flag; the Push Pops, now a pregnant gay hood couple, sang a bilingual National Anthem against the backdrop of Magic Johnson’s 1991 press conference in which he announced that he was H.I.V. positive and would serve as a spokesperson for the disease. Magic Banner is a public proclamation calling for a new national horizon supported by conscious and humble leadership toward a greater good.


Queers in a Space 

March 31st, 2012 at IV Soldiers Gallery in Bushwick
Michelle poetry
Switch n' Play
The Push Pop Collective

GO! Push Pops released secret project for the first time!



Special Thanks to Ventiko!!

Animamus Art Salon was created by Ventiko in 2011 with the mission to create a safe, supportive and inspiring environment for artists of all mediums to debut and discuss their current work while encouraging audience participation and simultaneously enabling a performance of ideas, which can not be repeated. 

Animamus Salon seeks, in this digital age, to create a physical meeting space that will serve to foster the exchange of ideas, facilitate discourse, and create a sense of community. 

The Push Pops screened documentation of our Yoga Hip Hop Fusion 'Bulimic Flow' and talked about our collective mission.

Great photos by Photo by Andrew Bridge


The Push Pop Collective exhibited our virgin headdresses, poster and flag from Rainbagladybow (collaboration with Andrea Bonin for AIOP 2011) in Hennessy Youngman's It's A Small Small World at Family Business in Chelsea.

check out the details here!!

Hennessy Youngman Show @ Family Business Gallery from iLikeZach on Vimeo.

I had a great time at this show, everybody was really cool and the artwork was really entertaining. Hennessy Youngman did a fantastic job. There were push pop girls, superheroes and lots of artists from all over. The live Spank Rock show didn't hurt either. I'm just mad I didn't capture the live fireworks that were coming out of the gallery towards the end. Glad I was there guys! iLikeZach is the illest dude on the planet Earth.
All the cool kids had their artwork on display in this awesome show curated by Hennessy Youngman at the Family Business Gallery in Chelsea. iLikeZach, a modest observer and cool points holder in his own right, decided to talk about himself in the third person and film some of the awesomeness. The actual name of the show is “It’s a small, small world” by the way but I didn’t know that till I saw this other dude’s youtube video about it. Whatever. Since it was so crowded, I’m pretty happy that I got a chance to show some of the footage from inside the gallery itself as well as an intimate discussion about Tommy Coleman’s piece in particular. I caught a lot of Spank Rock performing out front as well. It was pretty magical for an art show opening. I see vaginas in the sky, folks. Vaginas in the sky… ILikeZach is the illest dude on the planet Earth!

(Text from ilikeZach)

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