On March 29, 2018 at 6.30 pm, RE: ARTISTE International Art Organization and The Espejo Organization for the Arts (EOarts) will present “I Care: The All Women Art Show and Discussion”, a one-night event hosted at The Wall Gallery, which will offer a platform for self-identified female artists and women of all occupations to connect and speak up.
This will be the first off-line public presentation of the ”I CARE FOR” (#icarefor) Campaign; a project created by RE:ARTISTE’s founder and curator Natalie Burlutskaya. Burlutskaya has been campaigning for woman’s rights long before the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements. Burlutskaya created The Art & Social Project "The Female Power" back in 2015 as a platform for exploring, sharing, and creating alternatives for women issues that connected female artists from all over the globe. The #ICareFor campaign first started as an International Women’s Day event and expanded, eventually creating a network of women artists with passions about the future, art, children, nature, culture, education, and more.
The show will present the works of international female artists who participated in the online campaign including Hadieh Afshani (Iran - Australia - USA), Kate Goltseva (Ukraine - USA), Leah Miriam Cooper (USA), Shirley Siegal (Israel), Carol Scavotto (USA), Rochana Dubey (India - USA), Courtney Treglia (USA), Henriette Roka Aardal (Norway), and Irina Kasperskaya (Russia).
As well as the art exhibit, the roundtable discussion will be hosted during the event, and will count with the participation or the artists and guest panelists including the photographer and social activist Erica Reade, the artist and designer Igor Kavalov, and the playwright and artistic director of Daughters of Troy Brooke M Haney. The audience will be invited to discuss their experiences with and views on women's sexuality, prejudices, rejection, and safety.
The exhibition and discussion aim to offer a space where to identify and assign new agents of change and a new perspective on the challenges faced by women today.
The exhibition is co-curated along with RE:ARTISTE, an international art organization exposing emerging and established artists to the audience of curators, buyers, art enthusiasts. RE: ARTISTE promotes the idea that art is a powerful peacemaking force. Through the artists’ visions, RE:ARTISTE hopes to be able to view the unseen and enable voices that are not often heard anywhere else.