COVID-19 Online Art Exhibition to Open on International Women's Day
This online exhibition celebrates the essential work of women who are mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in all sectors of the economy. It showcases the work of twenty-six professional women artists from around the world, whose original fine artworks include photographs, textiles, paintings, and sculpture.
The collaborating organizers, collectively known as WIF/ABG/CAP, previously announced the inclusion of Faith Ringgold's American People Series #16: Woman Looking in a Mirror, 1966, in the exhibition. They are acknowledging Ringgold as a Legendary Artist – one who has not only created a remarkable body of visual and literary art throughout her career, but also devoted her life to advocacy for marginalized women artists and artists of color in the professional art world.
WIF/ABG/CAP is also pleased to announce its collaboration with Carrie Mae Weems, who is sharing the "Look Book" for her nationally acclaimed Resist Covid/Take 6 public art project as an Honorable Guest of the exhibition. A MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. "Genius" grant) recipient, Weems has "sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, [she] has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video."
COVID-19 PAGES will be displayed via an online catalog of works. Front matter for the catalog includes a statement of solidarity by Susan Fisher Sterling, Executive Director for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Celeste B. Hart, endocrinologist and founder of the Anderson Brickler Gallery, conceived the idea for COVID-19 PAGES. When asked why she believes the exhibition is significant at this time, she responded:
"I thought it was important to see the effects of the pandemic through other people's eyes, and especially through the eyes of women, because women are disproportionately negatively affected by the virus in ways that are unique but have common threads."
COVID-19 PAGES will unfold in two stages. Phase I features contributions by professional women artists, while Phase II will consist of works contributed through community outreach to nonprofessional artists (women and girls) from schools, youth groups, shelters, and other service organizations.
WIF/ABG/CAP will host a virtual vernissage (opening reception) for Phase I on Sunday, March 7, 2021. It will be free of charge. Registration is open through Friday, March 5 at 11:59 PM EST at the link below:
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