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 in 2017, we traced the #MeToo movement, touched on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and counted down to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the more recent and 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.
Vivian Maier, whose work is often overlooked among the great photographers, captured the spontaneity of street scenes with precision reminiscent of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Her exhibition The Color Work took place earlier this year at Howard Greenberg Gallery
Anna-Eva Bergman’s painting is inseparable from that experience of the world and from the enigma of its existence, both a wall erected in front of us and a horizon line that flees in the distance. Her exhibition From North to South, Rhythms is on view through May 5, 2019 at Bombas Gens.
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. Her performance, Femme Debout, responding to the exhibition Francis Bacon & Alberto Giacometti, premiered last summer at Fondation Beyeler.
Using actors within carefully considered settings, Hannah Starkey’s photographs reconstruct scenes from everyday life with the concentrated stylization of film. Her works are currently featured in Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium 2019 in York, UK.
With a combination of insight and integrity, as well as psychological and emotional force, to the genre of figurative art, Chantal Joffe is currently represented in two international group exhibitions, Works on Paper through April 6, 2019 at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard and Rehang which opened this week at Collezione Maramotti.
Basel-resident Anna Winteler has, since the early 1980s, been among the most significant Swiss video and performance artists. She has had an enduring influence on the scene, her Works with the Body currently on view through April 28, 2019 at Kunsthaus Baselland.
One of the giants in photography, Dorothea Lange’s work has been compelling in the documentary field. Her works have been featured in The American Document: New Visions in Documentary Photography 1931-1976 at Huxley-Parlour Gallery and is also currently on view with some of her counterparts Bruce Davidson and Stephen Shore, among others in the exhibition Aperture Photographs at Aperture.
Senta Simond, equally at home with both color and black & white, her portrait works often border on infectious fashion editorials. She has been nominated for Aperture / Paris Photo First Book, Wallpaper Graduate Directory and British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch 2018. She is the winner of Swiss Design Awards 2018 and she was recently featured among Foam Talents 2019.
And of course, our very own 30 Under 30 Women Photographers entering its 10th edition with the 2019 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 portfolios have been overwhelmingly well received.
The 2017 group exhibited in Rome in collaboration with CultRise and Dude Magazine; 2018 was presented along with Maison Photo and shown at Galerie Claude Samuel in Paris. This year’s group promises more exposure throughout the year.
Evelyn Bencicova | Giulia Bersani | September Dawn Bottoms | Sidney Léa Le Bour | Louise Brunnodottir | Meyrem Bulucek | Lucia Buricelli | Joanna Demarco | Isabelle Ha Eav | Fabiola Ferrero | Maria Gawryluk | Juliana Usma González | Sophie Green | Andrea Hernàndez | Fernanda De Icaza | Alice Jacquemin | Megan Jelinger | Laura Lafon | Jagoda Lasota | Alice Lisi | Paulina Metzscher | Martha Micali | Colette Pomerleau | Ioanna Sakellaraki | Iggy Smalls | Anne-Sophie Soudoplatoff | Kristina Syrchikova | Katelyn Wang | Rachel Woolf | Sara Zanella