Proposal Title

Making Visible: More of the Picture

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 2-048

Start Date

28-3-2018 12:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 1:00 PM

Presentation Type

Installation

Abstract

In Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, “ she demonstrates how, for centuries, institutional and societal structures had made it “impossible for women to achieve artistic excellence, or success, on the same footing as men, no matter what the potency of their so-called talent, or genius.” As the Guerilla Girls noted, only 1 woman had a solo museum show in NY in 1985, and, in 2015, 30 years later, it wasn’t much better with 1 at the Guggenheim, Met and Whitney, and 2 at MOMA. On International Women’s Day, March 1, 2017, I began a social media project of showcasing women artists on Facebook. I celebrated work of my female art heroes by posting a photograph of the artist alongside an image of their work. Following numerous positive responses from the Facebook community, I researched work in museums, galleries, artist websites, art foundations, and more to find and post self taught, contemporary, and historical artists using a range of media. What is an act of celebration is also an effort to recognize and bring to attention the work of international women artists from the past to the present. On completion of the project on March 1, 2018, thousands of artists will be posted. This daily activity makes visible to the public a more complete picture of art production by women artists and through the fabric of social media have developed networks of interconnection between us.

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Making Visible: More of the Picture

U-Hall 2-048

In Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, “ she demonstrates how, for centuries, institutional and societal structures had made it “impossible for women to achieve artistic excellence, or success, on the same footing as men, no matter what the potency of their so-called talent, or genius.” As the Guerilla Girls noted, only 1 woman had a solo museum show in NY in 1985, and, in 2015, 30 years later, it wasn’t much better with 1 at the Guggenheim, Met and Whitney, and 2 at MOMA. On International Women’s Day, March 1, 2017, I began a social media project of showcasing women artists on Facebook. I celebrated work of my female art heroes by posting a photograph of the artist alongside an image of their work. Following numerous positive responses from the Facebook community, I researched work in museums, galleries, artist websites, art foundations, and more to find and post self taught, contemporary, and historical artists using a range of media. What is an act of celebration is also an effort to recognize and bring to attention the work of international women artists from the past to the present. On completion of the project on March 1, 2018, thousands of artists will be posted. This daily activity makes visible to the public a more complete picture of art production by women artists and through the fabric of social media have developed networks of interconnection between us.