Trying to navigate our way in an uncertain world requires creativity, strength, and a dose of divination. What Does Our Future Hold, A one night only pop up exhibition in London this past weekend, featured artists imagining our path forward through original Tarot art, utilizing everything from photography, to painting, to collage. The event was sponsored and curated by Polyester, Coven Collective, and musician Isabella Podpadec, who wanted to explore how modern feminism and intersectionality could influence the ancient art of the Tarot, resulting in reimagined decks that “explore tarot as a medium for comfort among our peer group and directly address diversity issues by creating our own alternative, feminist, intersectional tarot deck.” A diverse group of more than fifty artists, including Maisie Cousins, Hobbes Ginsberg, Clio Peppiatt, and Grace Miceli contributed their work. “It felt like a nice gesture to bring together a community of artists, in the same way you’d come together with your friends if you were reading tarot cards, Polyester’s Ione Gamble told Vice, also noting that dabbling in the dark arts gives women access to new and deeper power than ever before. “One thing I like about this renewed interest in witchcraft and the occult is that we’re coming to recognize more broadly that women aren’t always inherently good or nice. The occult allows women to embrace their darker sides, and the idea of the sociopathic or evil women can be powerful. It’s good for feminist rhetoric to move away from the idea that to be a feminist you have to be nice all the time.” Scroll down to see some of our favorite works from the event.

Hobbes Ginsberg

Hobbes Ginsberg

 

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Ashley Armitage

 

Sahar Gilani

Sahar Gilani

 

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Flora Fauna

 

Bao Ngo

Bao Ngo