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WOMEN TO WATCH EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN WASHINGTON DC ON JUNE 4, 2015

11 - 10 - 2014

WOMEN TO WATCH EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN WASHINGTON DC ON JUNE 4, 2015

The Women to Watch program was created in order to increase the visibility of artists who deserve international recognition. The four Chilean artists preselected for this exhibition are Aymara Zegers, Patricia Osses, Andrea Lira, and Carolina Saquel.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts created this program with its national and foreign committees in mind. Every two years, the Museum hosts an exhibition of pieces by emergent artists, women working in various disciplines in the USA and other countries where Museum committees exist, including the UK, France, and Chile.

The fourth version of this biannual program will take place in 2015. This time, the exhibition focuses on the topic of nature and its connection with femaleness.

The connection between women and nature has a long history, full of gender stereotypes and assumptions that are often discriminatory. Even since Plato’s age, Western culture has tended to associate women with the forces of nature and emotions, in contrast to the male world, which is associated with reason and thought. In this exhibition, contemporary artists will revisit these traditional ideas, challenging and actively redefining the relationship between women, nature, and art.

Chilean curator Soledad García chose pieces by four Chilean artists –Aymara Zegers, Patricia Osses, Andrea Lira, and Carolina Saquel– which will be presented to the curator of the Museum in Washington DC, who will finally decide on the most suitable one for inclusion in next year’s exhibition. The Chile committee of the NMWA will fund the travel and accommodation expenses of the Chilean artist selected to take part in this exhibition. Some foreign committees have carried out events to celebrate their preselected artists. The France committee organized the conference “Flora and Fauna: A Contemporary Perspective”, while the United Kingdom committee hosted the discussion panel “Why Nature Now?” on November 3.

View pictures of the event organized by the Massachusetts committee on October 15.

http://meribondphotography.shootproof.com/event/917320

See listing of national and international committees of the NMWA.

http://www.nmwa.org/advocate/national-international-committees

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Collaborators

    • Andrea Cuomo
    • Andrés Rodríguez Perez
    • Cecilia Echeñique
    • Comité Calificador de Donaciones Culturales
    • Embajada de Chile en Estados Unidos
    • Estela F. Garafulich Adult Literacy Programe
    • Francisca Florenzano
    • Javier Mendicute
    • Javiera Parada
    • Jurado Concurso de Canto 2014-15
    • Jurado Concurso “Mujeres en la Musica II”
    • Jurado Final “Cartas de Mujer”
    • Jurado Preseleccion “Cartas de Mujer”
    • Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca Valley
    • María José Viera Gallo
    • Mario Agliati
    • Michelle Landa
    • Nieves Edwards
    • Roberto Sepúlveda
    • Rodrigo Espinosa
    • Teatro Corpartes 660
    • Ximena Sahli
    • Viñamar y Castillo de Molina
    • Viña Veramonte

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