International Women’s Day: Founded over a hundred years ago evolving through various names and dates, this fulcrum of women’s rights was adopted by the United Nations only in 1975 and is still largely overlooked in many countries. And 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. More recently during thes pandemic times, we covered The Shadow Pandemic. With the world in constant crisis, sometimes it is easy to forget. But these things are all interconnected.
Still, today, in board rooms and senate chambers, in court houses as in locker rooms, it feels we are living in highly primitive times.
Often our better halves, and without whom we could not be, we renew our commitment to engage. Once again, we celebrate the women who have inspired and created in the art world.
Ann Prochilo, Feet
First Look 2023 / Panopticon Gallery
Every photograph tells a story. A portfolio allows artists to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. Featuring works of Ann Prochilo, Catherine Panebianco, among others. On view at Panopticon Gallery through March 31, 2023
The Shadow Pandemic
At the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we treated The Shadow Pandemic. This other virus, which has existed for a far greater period of time and whose rate of contagion is perhaps the highest known – the population in denial even more staggering – has not yet a cure.
Alessandra Sanguinetti is a member of Magnum Photos, and her photographs are held in museums including the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Sanguinetti was among Brad Feuerhelm’s Welcome to the Castle, Photobooks of the Year, American Suburb X.
Kaija Kiuru: Lost Lives, 2014. The Wihuri Foundation Collection. Photo Rovaniemi Art Museum / Arto Liiti
Showcasing the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection, Navigating North investigates links between the north and south. The themes of the exhibition – landscape, northern nature, and geographical and cultural crossroads – point towards how we are constantly navigating change. Including the works of Marja Pirilä, Elina Juopperi, Kaija Kiuru, Outi Pieski, Pauliina Turakka-Purhonen, Mia Hamari, Maaria Wirkkala, and others. On view at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art through April 2, 2023.
Deana Lawson, Communion, 2017
This landmark traveling exhibition is the first museum survey dedicated to the work of Deana Lawson, a singular voice in photography today who has been investigating and challenging conventional representations of Black life. Co-organized by ICA/Boston and MoMA PS1, it recently closed at High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Emma Portner / Femme Debout, trailer
Emma Portner’s complex and delicate choreography draws on the grotesque, the artificial, and extreme emotionality, her extraordinary performances leaving her audiences breathless. Among her performances we featured Femme Debout, responding to the exhibition Francis Bacon & Alberto Giacometti, and by certain accounts outdoing these masters, which premiered at Fondation Beyeler.
In The Next Door Room
The awakening of adolescence has been a recurring theme fascinating many artists; conflicts of identity, physical metamorphosis, psychological instability, emerging sexual and emotional sensations. Photography of Lise Sarfati; Text by Javier Panera Cuevas / Domus Artium Salamanca.
Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history. This striking series by Gillian Laub is organized by the International Center of Photography and ICP curator Maya Benton. Various exhibition dates throughout the year.
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2023
And of course, our very own 30 Under 30 Women Photographers now in its 14th edition with the 2023 group. This annual selection has helped emerging, mid-career, as well as some accomplished women photographers to gain further exposure and participate in the collective among peers. With styles ranging from art photography to documentary, portraiture to street and fashion, the works have been overwhelmingly well received.
Carola Allemandi | Lali Binyatova | Galya Budagova | Michela Curti | Dahlia Ehrenberg | Nadia Eterno | Emma Francis | Lucy Franzen | Zeynep Eda Gonen | Coline Moronval | Erin Lee Hong | Amanda Huang | Ezgi Karakose | Wlasta Laura | Isabel MacCarthy | Camilla Miliani | Lia Monguzzi | Laura Palau | Lexi Parra | Olimpia Piccolo | Silvia Poropat | Alice Rabuffetti | Kinga Raciti | Marta Scavone | Clarissa Sofia | Isabel Spantzel | Jenni Toivonen | Claudia Toledo | Irene Trancossi | Valentine Zeler