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Archive for March, 2013

During day 2: ART & POLITICS in the iGDN Founding Conference “Gender Play” Malin Arnell will be presenting the work of YES! Association / Föreningen JA!.

Friday 29 March 9:30AM – 1PM
9:30 am Soft Opening (registration, light refreshments)

10:00 am Welcome Address: Ann Snitow. Director, Gender Studies, Lang College The New School

10:15 am Introduction: Simone Douglas, Director MFA Fine Arts

10:30 am With fiction, we wanted to win back the future or We Will Open a New Front – lecture by Lee H Jones, Malin Arnell (Sweden)

10:45 am For Crying Out Loud: Nancy Spero, Lauren O´Neill-Butler (USA)

11:15 am What’s scarier: a male or a female bear?: Jeanine Oleson (USA/ Canada)

11:45 am Working with and beyond assumptions and expectations of gender in the Arab World: Leila Buck (Arab/ USA) & Adam Abel (USA)

12:45 pm The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History: Hugh Ryan (USA)

1.15 – 1:45 pm Panel Discussion
Malin Arnell (Sweden), Adam Abel (USA), Leila Buck (Arab/ USA), Lauren O´Neill-Butler (USA), Jeanine Oleson (USA/ Canada), Hugh Ryan (USA), Lauren Denitzio (USA), Isaac Pool (USA), Jessica Posner (USA)

Participation in the conference is FREE but please REGISTER at: igdnparsons.eventbrite.com

iGDN Founding Conference “Gender Play”
28 & 29 March 2013
Location: Parsons The New School for Design, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


Zafire Vrba

Zafire Vrba (born 1980) is a Swedish-Czech artist and educator. Zafire has been based in Växjö, Sweden, Tel-Aviv, Israel and Darmstadt, Germany. Since 2010 Zafire has been living and working in Stockholm, Sweden where they are a member of the art collective Corso and the studio collective Detroit

Zafire Vrba is currently working to establish Tryggare Rum (Safer Spaces) as an educational tool to achieve inclusion and safety in schools and other learning environments. Presently, Zafire works with a variety of assignments and employers: as a special craft teacher for The Municipality of Stockholm, as a host for a sex education tv show for Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR) and as an instructor in the educational program at the Marabou Park Art Gallery. Other projects managed by Zafire and colleagues include SVAR PÅ TAL, a think tank about verbal self defense, and FAGS – Feminist Art Gallery, Sweetheart.



Forbidden Fruit / Förbjuden frukt, video, rekon/dekon 2009


YES! Association / Föreningen JA! is happy to announce that we will participate in the project WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY) at NGBK in Berlin.

WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY) is a series of events concerned with the topic of “we”, an inescapable utterance in the formation of collectivities, two letters that involve alignment, affects, bodies, spatial boundaries and political realities.

YES! Association / Föreningen JA! are invited to make act 5 happen on JULY 23 2013 7PM

Read more about the project here


  • YES! Association / Föreningen JA! was an art collective, an artwork, an association, an art worker, an institution, a group of people working to overthrow the ruling system of heteronormative, patriarchal, racist, and capitalist power structures by putting into practice a structural redistribution of access to financial resources, space and time within the (art) field.
    YES! Association / Föreningen JA!, All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you #2 (2017)
    A New Spelling of a Street – A tribute to Audre Lorde (2017)

    YES! Association / Föreningen JA!

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