Chicks, Kicks And Glory

Cartoon Exhibition

2011, Kosmopolis Rotterdam,
The Netherlands

Chicks, Kicks And Glory


Kickboxing is becoming an increasingly popular sport amongst urban young women. Jasmijn Rana from the University of Amsterdam discovered that a lot of young women with a double cultural background practise kickboxing or other martial arts. Seven Dutch cartoonists, Peter Pontiac, Mike Kok, Maaike Hartjes, Sandra de Haan, Farida Laan and the duo Henrike Olasolo and Cristina Richarte visited the sports school together. The cartoon stories show how the young women take part in a 'masculine' sport but nevertheless manage to preserve their femininity.


Design, Production and Installation