22 Jun '11, 8am

"Art tells stories, and women stories need telling", Lovely note by @TaniaDeRozario, for @Etiquette2011 #SGfeminists

"Art tells stories, and women stories need telling", Lovely note by @TaniaDeRozario, for @Etiquette2011 #SGfeminists

Women artists have been ignored for far too long, says TANIA DE ROZARIO. The void must be closed because art starts conversations and we need to have more conversations about the issues that matter to women. One night some time ago, while discussing what is generally seen as ‘gender-appropriate’ behaviour for women, my colleague Zarina and I decided we wanted to curate an all-female project dealing with the issue of femininity as a social construct. What resulted was Etiquette , a 10-day exhibition comprising 17 artists, 1 filmmaker and 2 curators; all women. As both an artist and a feminist, I have learned to ignore the eye-rolling that ensues whenever I address the need to showcase more women in the industry. People don’t seem to equate the exclusion of women from the creative canon passed down through generations of aspiring Van Goghs and Da Vincis as the virtual erasur...

Full article: http://www.aware.org.sg/2010/05/art-tells-stories-and-wom...

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