Following the recent political turn of events, one cannot help but detect a bleakness in the water of American culture from which a malignant mist of misogyny has condensated and indubitably, seeped its way into society.
Following the recent political turn of events, one cannot help but detect a bleakness in the water of American culture from which a malignant mist of misogyny has condensated and indubitably, seeped its way into society. It is therefore, perhaps more paramount now than ever for women to take a step forward, to empower and to focus on leadership. As feminism continues to elevate it is important to acknowledge the accomplishments of many illustrious women who have influenced our culture, some of whom prior have been brushed aside by mainstream society. “She Inspires” is the latest art exhibition currently on show at The Untitled Space gallery situated in Tribeca, New York.
The exhibition is curated by gallery owner Indira Cesarine who believes these stories need to be to included not just as “women’s history” but our history. Featuring over 60 contemporary artists these artworks collectively celebrate inspirational women past and present who have in their own right made a positive impact on the world. Each individual work lauds a woman or women that has/have influenced our past and/or present or will play a significant role in forming our future.
Ultimately the goal is to empower and inspire through the exploration of both contemporary and historical female role models.
“It is important as a gallery that focuses on feminist art to not fear doing an inspirational show. I want to create an exhibit that breaks those barriers without being cliché”.
Including both abstract and realist pieces ranging from sculptures to collages to videos each piece in the exhibit unquestionably differs from the next rendering a superb diversity that reflects the personalities and efforts of the women featured. Some of these women are unmissable – Michelle Obama or Marilyn Monroe but it is indeed the lesser known icons that highlight the underlying importance of the exhibition. Take for instance the image of Victoria Woodhull (selected by Cesarine herself), the first women to run for US presidency –
and the fact that despite this event being 145 years ago there is still yet to be a female president in the United States. The exhibition will donate 10% of all proceeds to the non-profit organisation She Should Run which aims to expand the talent pool of future elected female leaders and works to create a culture that provokes women and girls to aspire to public leadership. And in an age where the struggle for women’s political representation is still very much apparent there is a much needed call for art and inspiration as a tool for change, albeit if it is in itself, a political act.
EXHIBITION ON VIEW MAY 2 – 26, 2017
THE UNTITLED SPACE
45 Lispenard Street