As I continue to delve into the themes of motherhood, relationships, loss, and second chances, I became intrigued by Alice Neel’s story. Her experiences resonate with the struggle faced by daughters of women who feel confined by their circumstances. As women, we often emulate what we saw our mothers do or strive for the independence they were unable to attain. Ironically, even if we succeed in breaking free from financial constraints, we may still struggle with unspoken emotions of grief and loss.
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Celebrating Mother’s Day can mean different things to different people. If you’ve never been a mother, if you’ve lost your mother, or you’re reparenting yourself, or if you’re not close with your mother at all — you may have mixed emotions about how to celebrate it. But what if that’s not your story? A few days before the holiday, I sat around my dining room table with some friends, and we were immersed in the topic of mother-daughter relationships, and it wasn’t all good. for a young woman facing incarceration who has never been mothered herself, where can she turn for help? Is incarceration the only answer?
African American Artist Bisa Butler Delicately Interweaves The African and American Story With Her Unique Quilt Designs
To experience a Bisa Butler exhibition is to encounter the collective memory of a community interwoven with vibrantly hued threads. It is a reminder that the stories we choose to narrate, and the voices we amplify, shape our understanding of history. As we continue to reassess and reinterpret these moments in time Butler’s work provides an invaluable perspective, and a testament to the African American journey and contribution to the American tapestry.
“I’m getting to like you so tremendously that it some times scare me,” O’Keeffe writes from Canyon, Texas, on Nov. 4, 1916.
In the 1970s, Ringgold became increasingly interested in performance art, collaborating with other artists and musicians to create elaborate spectacles that combined music, dance, and political commentary. Her most famous work in this vein is “The Flag is Bleeding” (1967)
In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.
Human production and consumption have rapidly degraded the ecosystems of our major communities over the past several decades; Earth at present is in a state of chaos. Moreover, humankind’s attempt at reversing existing ecological damages does not keep up with the prevailing and accelerated rates of destruction impacting the globe exponentially. We have thus been made painfully aware of immanent climate change despite hereunto efforts at intervention. MAYDAY !EAARTH is a global distress call to signal that time is running out.
Essentially, Nochlin posed a question that planted a seed of reflection within the reader. You might hear the question and immediately become defensive, dismiss it as a feminist complaint, or you may begin a line of questioning that leads you to an obvious answer. However you choose to investigate the argument the truth remains: Women are underrepresented in the mainstream art world. Instead of simply bringing awareness to the issue (which is also significant) or throwing money at the problem, we should endeavor to understand why this is.
Digital Transformations: How Women Are Forming Networks In The Metaverse And Shaping The Cultural Landscape
Have you ever considered making an NFT? At the height of the NFT craze, some looked a bit cartoonish and unpolished, but today artists are merging their creativity with tech and creating ephemeral, thought-provoking works that offer a glimpse into futuristic exploration.
Convening the Women’s Caucus for Art Panel, Patti Jordan asked: “What are optimal means to transcend histories and advance intersectional feminist art and social justice issues in our given climate?” In response, I explored how visual art strategies associated with feminist speculative fiction in art serve as creative catalysts for social and political change. Encompassing science fiction, fantasy, and Afrofuturism, speculative fiction (SF) is a literary genre of conjecture, in which authors imagine alternative realities in order to question current norms.
By LINDA VALLEJO "The Brown Dot Project" keynote presented for the panel Transhistorical Feminist Agency: A Matter of Gender, Race, Time, and Place as a part of the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference 2021 Data pictographs that illustrate the advancement...
Envisioning Cross-Temporal Collectivity in Indigenous Women’s Labor Activism through Contemporary Artistic Practice
In 1971, three white Americans opened the Muckamuck restaurant in Vancouver, advertising Northwest Coast First Nations cuisine. The owners hired mainly Indigenous staff.
Friend or Foe? Access, Art and the Perfunctory Nature of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Process
Friend or Foe? Access, Art and the Perfunctory Nature of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Process Written By: Chiara Atoyebi Featured Image : AI-Generated Portrait of Me from Lensa, 2022 Last year marked the 50th anniversary for the National Women’s Caucus for Art...
Priscilla Otani, an NCWCA (Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art) member in San Francisco, organized “I Do Believe,” a postcard exhibit to visually discuss this subject. Artists, and members of the civil society were invited to discuss their perspectives on all sides of the abortion debate. More than 320 cards have been received to date, from people all over the United States and from many countries.