Since the beginning of time, to our present day and age, women throughout the world have taken part in the arts in numerous diverse and stimulating ways. Whether as creators and innovators of various forms of artistic expression, important patrons and collectors, or noteworthy contributors to the discipline of art history, women have been and continue to play a fundamental role in the institution of art.
For the most part, however, traditional art history has methodically excluded or masked women’s contribution in the arts, especially the visual arts. Hence, in the spirit of Women’s Month, Mashumi Art Projects presents the “Pink Art Exhibition”, an exhibition that will feature an all-female artist display.
From visual artists specializing in photography (Paballo ‘MrsVice’ Kumalo), fine art ( Desiree Motene & Nompumelelo Ngoma & Kgalalelo Gaitate) and embroidery (Lerato Mohau), to poets (Mendisa Ngalo & Dimakatso Sebolai) and live music by the ‘Femine Touch Series’, this exhibition aims to celebrate, promote and recognize women artists. Not only will every distinct artwork serve the purpose of being an artistic manifestation of self-expression, but also as a counter to the bias regarding women’s role in society and the arts.
Simphiwe Nkosi (@Jay_LynnZA)