International Women’s Day / 2024
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Chiara Bruschini

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 75th 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.

 

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange / Tales of Life and Work

Dorothea Lange’s photography, approaching the centennial of the start of her work, continues to resound in its portrayal of a time and a people, calling for compassion, inspiring understanding, and invoking hope. Tales of Life and Work was on display last year at Camera, Italian Center for Photography and continued under the title The Other America closing this past month at Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa.

 

Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well

Nan Goldin is known not only for her talent and visionary career, but also for her uncompromising social commitment. Her work speaks of lives in such a way at times it can almost feel overwhelming. The exhibition calendar of numerous engagements will run through 2026 which include Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, and Grand Palais in Paris.

 

Rachel Jump

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

Alessandra Sanguinetti

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.

 

Sasha Waltz, Kreatur, 2017

The Second Glance: Women

Women is the second integrated exhibition in the series The Second Glance, and was produced in collaboration with the organisation Frauentreff Olga, a drop-in and counselling centre for drug-using women, trans women, and sex workers. The show analyses the traditional gender roles and challenges the functions ascribed to women in society.

 

Deana Lawson, Communion, 2017

Deana Lawson

This landmark traveling exhibition was 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 ran through various dates and venues last year including at High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

 

Emma Portner / Photo Alexander Black

Emma Portner

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.

 

Lise Sarfati

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.

 

Claire McCardell wearing her “Future dress”, 1945 / Photo Erwin Blumenfeld © The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld 2023

Women Dressing Women

The Costume Institute’s fall 2023 exhibition will explore the creativity and artistic legacy of women fashion designers from The Met’s permanent collection, tracing a lineage of makers from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day by highlighting celebrated designers, new voices, and forgotten histories alike. On view through March 10, 2024 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

Gillian Laub

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 venues and dates which closed in last December.

 

What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women

What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women

What They Saw project, a touring exhibition accompanied by a publication and series of public programs, is a means to ignite interest in underexposed and undocumented photobooks by women made between 1843 and 1999 and to begin a process of filling in the gaps. The present show is organized in collaboration with 10×10 Photobooks, a nonprofit organization with a mission to share photobooks globally and encourage their appreciation and understanding. On view at Museo Reina Sofía through June 7, 2024.

 

Ashley Armitage

30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2024

And of course, our very own 30 Under 30 Women Photographers now in its 15th edition with the 2024 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.

Ashley Armitage | Chiara Bruschini | Andreea Castris | Allie Collier | Florencia Gonzalez Hardoy | Hajar Benjida | Giulia Biaggi | Noa Boucquillon | Ivory Campbell | Manu Ferneini | Yasemin Güney Erten | Yaz Ertürk | Yanitsa Genova | Tsion Haileselassie | Yuxi Hou | Kanya Iwana | Kim | Ophelie Loubat | Xuesheng Ma | Deborah Martino | Kaitlin Maxwell | Clara Miquel | Natalia Poniatowska | Victoria Razo | Beatrice Sacco | Karin Scuderi | Veronika Vegera | Kathia Vertiz | Virginia Villacisla | Foteini Zaglara

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