Women artists portraits
As a woman artist, I have discovered quite late that what seemed to me to be a normality (having access to university, studying the arts, deciding whether or not to have children, seeing women in decision-making positions) is actually something that goes back a few decades.
That women have been historically excluded from places of study, spaces of power and political decision-making, as well as from the study and professional practice of the arts. In most cases, they have been confined to the sphere of reproduction of the species and domestic culture. When they have tried to follow the artistic path, they have done so in many cases in religious spheres.
It is not strange that, having little access and recognition when they sought to realize themselves in artistic spaces dominated by men, they have been removed from the path of “important“ “official“ art, or that many of their expressions and activities have been seen as “second rate“.
Because the privileges that we have today, are quite new, because there is still a lot to be seen and recognized, for those women who fight doubly for their work, I have decided to begin this series of women artists and as a way to give continuity to the support and visibility for women artists that I started during the Fieber Festival, which I co-founded and coordinated between 2011 and 2017 in Berlin.
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