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Creator of #5WomenArtists.
Creator of #5WomenArtists.
“Among the waves of people I have managed to survive this long life...How many times did I think about putting a knife to my neck seeking death, I collected my thoughts and got up again. I wish for life’s bright sunshine. I want to live forever.” ✨✨✨ Happiest of birthdays to #YayoiKusama, who turns 90 today. May she get her wish for infinity... Quote from @kusamamovie ✨✨✨ #5WomenArtists#repost by @phxart Pictured: Yayoi Kusama, You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies, 2005. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Jan and Howard Hendler. #PhxArtKusama
#5WomenArtists spotlight on #Rozeal, shared by @vmfamuseum ✨The intersection of contemporary hip hop culture and traditional Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking is the basis for Rozeal’s painting. When the artist (formerly known as Iona Rozeal Brown) heard about ganguro, a Japanese movement among young girls in the 1990s who darkened their skin and dressed as their favorite hip-hop stars, she was both fascinated and angered. The discovery of ganguro, which translates as “blackface,” propelled Rozeal to explore issues of race, gender, and class in her work. . 👉🏼 Swipe to see a work by Rozeal that was on view at NMWA as part of the exhibition NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the @rubellcollection. . Pictured: 1) Iona Rozeal Brown, "a3 blackface #59," 2003. Acrylic on paper. American, born 1966 (Artist). © iona rozeal brown. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lindley T. Smith. 2) Rozeal, Sacrifice #2: It Has to Last (after Yoshitoshi’s “Drowsy: the appearance of a harlot of the Meiji era”), 2007; Enamel, acrylic, and paper on panel; Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Nowruz Mobarak! In honor of #Nowruz, Persian New Year, we're highlighting this work by #ShirinNeshat which is now on view after our major collection rotation. In "On Guard" (1998), Neshat depicts the exposed hands of a woman in a black chador, cloth used to cover the body in public. The Farsi text inscribed on her hands evokes the long history of poetry as a vehicle of expression in Iranian culture.⠀ ⠀ At seventeen, Neshat left her native Iran to pursue her art education in the U.S., where she has primarily lived since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Her deeply personal works examine issues of exile and nostalgia for one’s homeland, and the identities of Iranian and Muslim women at large. ⠀ ⠀ More works by Neshat were on view in 2016's exhibition #SheWhoTellsAStory alongside fellow Iranian artists #GoharDashti,#ShadiGhadirian, and #NewshaTavakolian. Can you name #5WomenArtists from Iran?
#WomensHistoryMonth continues! Today’s highlight: #5WomenArtists of geometric abstraction. 🔹🔻🔸◾️ 1) #FahrelnissaZeid@tatecollective 2) #RitaLetendre@visitpama⠀ 3) #CarmenHerrera@museomalba⠀ 4) #DyaniWhiteHawk (@dwhitehawk) @thelilleymuseum⠀ 5) #LygiaClark@glenstonemuseum⠀ + #SarahMorris@fondationbeyeler
On view from March 22–July 28, #TheContourOfFeeling marks the most ambitious exhibition to date by sculptor #UrsulavonRydingsvard in the United States and her first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C. While von Rydingsvard’s art is often presented in the context of large-scale public art, this exhibition illuminates the “interior Ursula,” her persistent search for deeper truths. Von Rydingsvard states that she makes art to “get answers to questions for which I know there are no answers” and “mostly, to survive.” 📷 Collar with Dots, 2008 Thread Terror, 2016 Detail, Thread Terror The artist marking cedar The artist applying graphite
Happy #StPatricksDay! In honor of the holiday, enjoy a round-up of some green artwork shared for #5WomenArtists. And make sure to head to our stories for today's takeover by @nationalgalleryofireland!⠀ ⠀ #NathaliaEdemont@massartboston⠀ #SarahMehoyas@lesamisdunmwa⠀ #EmilyFloyd@artgallerynsw⠀ #JoanEardley@portlandgallery⠀ #EvelynMcCormick@crockerart⠀ #BarbaraBosworth@meadartmuseum⠀ #RobertaMcIntosh@biodivlibrary⠀ #MaryCassatt@agotoronto⠀ #JennyKendler@msubroad
#5WomenArtists spotlight ✨ #NjidekaAkunyiliCrosby is a Nigerian-born and LA-based visual artist, recipient of a @macfound Genius grant, and one of the highest-earning black artists in the contemporary art market. Crosby's large-scale works explore post-colonial identity through collaged family photos and pages from Nigerian newspapers and lifestyle magazines. Her works challenge stereotypical perceptions about the lives of contemporary Africans. ⠀ ⠀ Enjoy this #5WomenArtists spotlight video and swipe to see more of her works shared by museums joining the campaign.⠀ ⠀ 🎥 @tate⠀ 🎨 Ike Ya (2016) @hammer_museum⠀ 🎨 Wedding Souvenirs (2016) @nmafa⠀ 🎨 I Refuse to be Invisible (2010) @cummermuseum
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"Art is what makes it possible for life to continue." — Doris Salcedo . This "counter-monument" at the @museonacionalco was conceived by Colombian artist and sculptor #DorisSalcedo as a space for healing, dialogue, and reflection on the effects of the Colombian armed conflict. The floor was created from nearly 9,000 guns surrendered by the former guerrilla group FARC after the signing of the 2016 peace agreement. . Salcedo invited victims of sexual violence from all sides of the conflict to create the floor collaboratively by melting down the guns and casting them into floor plates. Salcedo has said that many of the the women who hammered the metal plates expressed that this memorial gave them hope and allowed them to forgive, if not forget.⠀ . Yesterday, our Directors Circle had the great honor of meeting Salcedo, who spoke about her installation "Fragmentos, Espacio de Arte y Memoria.” Shortly after the tour, Salcedo left to attend a demonstration asking the government to honor the peace agreement that put an end to the FARC’s role in a conflict that killed 260,000 people and displaced millions.
Can you name #5WomenArtists... specializing in scientific illustration? 🌿 Our friends at @biodivlibrary are celebrating women in natural history this month as part of their #HerNaturalHistory campaign. Today at 10am ET, @silibraries & @smithsoniannmnh will be hosting an Editing Workshop to improve and create Wikipedia articles related to women in natural history and participants are welcome to join remotely. Go to the Biodiversity Library blog for more details, and enjoy this #5WomenArtists x #HerNaturalHistory round-up! ⠀ 1️⃣ #LouiseCécileDescampsSabouret@biodivlibrary⠀ 2️⃣ #ElizabethTwining@histsciart⠀ 3️⃣ #LouisaLaneClarke@fisherlibrary⠀ 4️⃣ #ElseBostelmann@wsarchives⠀ 5️⃣ #OrraWhiteHitchcock@americanantiquarian⠀ ➕ Bonus: #MariaSibyllaMerian@womeninthearts
“We don’t know the contour of feeling; we only know what molds it” — Rainer Maria Rilke ⠀ Opening in 10 days, #TheContourOfFeeling focuses on Polish sculptor #UrsulavonRydingsvard’s artistic development since 2000. Celebrated as one of the most influential sculptors working today, von Rydingsvard (b. 1942) is best known for her monumental cedar sculptures. This exhibition illuminates the two vital elements of her art: imposing scale and emotional fragility. ⠀ ⠀ For Natasha, 2015, Cedar and graphite; Courtesy of @ursulavonryd and @galerielelong ⠀ #UrsulavonRydingsvard#TheContourOfFeeling#Sculpture#WoodSculpture#MonumentalSculpture
A Monday mood, courtesy of this #5WomenArtists share by @museoguggenheim ・・・ “Tremble, tremble by #JesseJones is more than a notable feminist work—it is a feminist ritual, an incantation, and a wild poem. It is also an unforgettable performance of the actress Olwen Fouéré. Her breathing and singing haunt the installation’s two vertical screens.” Manuel Cirauqui, curator, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Comisario de la exposición Tiembla, tiembla de Jesse Jones, en noviembre en el Museo.