Photo Elif Koyuturk
International Women’s Day
Matthew Hong

Today is International Women’s Day. Founded over a hundred years ago evolving through names and various dates but still largely overlooked in many countries, this fulcrum of women’s rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1975. Still, today, in board rooms and senate chambers, in court houses as in locker rooms, it feels we are living in highly primitive times.

Since Artpil’s founding, we covered the #MeToo movement, traced the Elimination of Violence Against Women and counted down to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the sometimes overlooked World Day of Social Justice. These are all interconnected.

Often our better halves, and with whom we could not do without, we renew our commitment to engage. Once again, we celebrate the women who have inspired and created in the art world.