Dec 02, 2015 3:37PM

Petra Collins Gives Us The 411 On Her Art Basel Exhibit About Girl Stuff

An F U to the haters.

Petra Collins and Madelyne Beckles are going take you deep inside the private worlds of girls that exist on the internet at this year's Art Basel Miami. Entitled Fuckboi Funeral, their show will compile self-portraits from people like Mayan Toledano, Barbie Ferreira and Alexandra Marzella in an installation Petra describes as a "cocoon/safe haven/funeral home".

The exhibit is aimed at those who reduce this extremely subjective style to a narcissistic trend. The exhibition is opening today, and to celebrate, we asked Petra and Madelyne a few quick Qs.

PETRA

Where's home?
New York.

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
Self-hate, then self-love, bedridden, phone-obsessed, selfie queens.

Who inspires you?
Allyson Mitchell, my sister Anna Collins, my mom, my dad, my peers — so many great artists I love — Grace Miceli, Julia Baylis, Mayan Toledano, Carlotta Kohl, Mars aka @sensitiveblackperson.

What's the most fuckboi thing someone's ever done/said to you?
Hmmm, far too many to count — but honestly, just being taken for a stupid girl, and being sexualised instead of having me and my work taken seriously.

What's the stupidest generalisation people make about the style of self-reflexive female art that's so prevalent online?
That people rely on the trope that females are narcissistic.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Me, but making movies hopefully.

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MADELYNE

Where's home?
Montreal.

If you had to describe your artistic output in five words, what would you call it?
Lazy, self-deprecating, funny, narcissistic, feminist.

Who inspires you?
My aunts, artists Allyson Mitchell and Diedre Logue.

What's the most fuckboi thing someone's ever done/said to you?
Wow, so many. Aside from dudes playing games with my heart I would have to go with: "Why do you like Kim Kardashian so much?"

What's the stupidest generalisation people make about the style of self-reflexive female art that's so prevalent online?
That it's a "millennial thing". Women have been using their bodies, and subjectivities in their work forever, it's just more accessible now because we have the disposable technology to make work which is a great thing and allows for more democratic art production.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A weird and embarrassing art mom.

The Art Basel Miami is open to the public from December 3 till December 6. 

Photos: Instagram

Lucy Jones