Seventeen women artists, led by their curator Barbara Crawford, spent several months in the Arctic, discovering the environmental issues in this strategic region of the world. These journeys inspired them works of great diversity (photos, sculptures, multimedia, performances, dances, installations, paintings...) evoking the beauty of the landscapes but also the threats posed by current developments. An exhibition-event.
Rachel B-Abrams (United States), Theresa Baughman (United States), Claire Dibble (Canada), Tania Dibbs (United States), Tamara Enz (United States), Danielle Eubank (United States), Mia Feuer (Canada), Angela Gilmour (Scotland), Annique Goldenberg (England), Emma Hoette (Australia), Stephanie Imbeau (Canada), Beth Jones (USA), Ellis O'Connor (England), Megan Rosburg (USA), Nora Silva (Spain), Aimée Smith (USA), Karen Vermeren (Belgium)
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First in France to be dedicated exclusively to the works of women, the Galerie des femmes was created in 1981 by Antoinette Fouque, in association with the "Editions des femmes" and the "Librairie Des femmes". As women had taken the floor, Antoinette Fouque, one of the founders of the Women's Liberation Movement (1968) invited them to continue this movement and to take up their pens, to access the historical inscription ("Editions Des femmes", born in 1974), then the cameras, the brushes, and all the tools and materials of artistic practices, while a strong discrimination was, in those years, the lot of women artists. In 2017, the Gallery finds its place in the new "Espace des femmes" opened on rue Jacob, next to the bookstore and publishing house, in a Parisian district of high culture and international influence. At the end of a splendid flowered alley, exhibitions follow one another regularly, bringing in women from many countries, who work in all means of expression. This unique place thus fulfills its vocation: to make appear, to recognize, to grow and develop in the light of women's creations, their contributions to civilization, what Antoinette Fouque called their "libido creandi".