• #WomanCrushWednesday - Jess Dobkin

    It being Canada Day and all, I want to give a shout out to a Canadian babe. Toronto-based performance artist Jess Dobkin has put some incredible work out into the world. Often incorporating her body in her art, pieces like The Lactation Station have received a lot of media attention. For that performance, people were welcomed to taste a selection of pasteurized breast milk from six new mothers, including Jess herself.

    Other pieces she’s done include Bleeding at the Ball, where she wore a white dress with blatant menstrual blood stains to a fancy gala and Fee for Service, when she invited people in the audience to pay a small fee to sharpen a pencil using her vagina dentata. You can check out her work here.

    The latest project that Jess has taken on is a little different. She’s taken over Chester Station’s long unused newsstand, hanging a shiny disco ball from the ceiling and filling the racks with indie zines, prints, and artisan baked goods, as well as some more typical subway station fare. Rotating exhibitions and performance art (like a recent statement about manspreading on public transit) mean there's always something new to check out. Commuters can purchase and chat about art on their way to work, they’re open 1-7pm daily. Follow The Artists Newstand on Facebook for all the details!
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