abidjan, côte d’ivoire.
shot by photographer & model eddie wrey [via i-d magazine]
the simple wrong: Teju Cole on #BringBackOurGirls
Women Artists Visibility Event: The Museum of Modern Art opens but not to women artists, NYC on June 14, 1984
Shot by Clarissa Sligh
Despite the increased visibility of women artists by 1984, most were not included in mainstream gallery or museum exhibitions. When the Museum Of Modern Art opened the exhibition the “International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” with great fan fare, of the 169 artists chosen, all were white and less than 10 percent were women.
Women artists were incensed. The Women’s Caucus for Art and other women’s groups in the area organized to protest the underrepresentation of women artists.
Included in the photographs are Lucy Lippard, May Stevens, Linda Cunningham, Emma Amos, Sabra Moore, Sharon Jaddis, and Alida Walsh. The posters were pasted all over Soho, a vastly different place from the Soho of today.
So glad to be part of this wonderful platform! If you’re in Accra this Thursday, make sure you head to Rockstone’s Office in Cantonments and celebrate on my behalf.
ACCRA people! You are in luck! We’re hosting an event with ACCRA[DOT]ALT, celebrating Ghanaian artists, our 1 year anniversary, and fundraising for our future expansion. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 19th at 6 pm. We’ll be at Rockstone’s Office / Grand Papazz. See you there!
I was lucky enough to spend some time in Amsterdam’s botanical gardens on my trip there recently. Such a beautiful space full of plants from across the globe - a must see for anyone who appreciates nature in some form.
Renowned museographer, art critic and curator Ery Cámara (b. 1953, Dakar Senegal), is based in Mexico and has served as deputy director of research at the National Museum of Viceroyalty in Mexico City. He has a profound knowledge of African art, culture, post-coloniality and Mexican archaelogy.
"Museums are unfinished institutions" - Ery Cámara
"THE BRITISH LIBRARY" YINKA SHONIBAREThe stratification of British culture on the spine of books.