Responsorial: The Second Sex and the Contemporary Dialectics of Misogyny
National Exhibition Curated by Saskia Ozols Eubanks
Reception September 8, 6 - 8pm
Please join us for light refreshments and an artists' dialogue opened with a song by Anais St John.
through September 27
“Woman will not accept her status as the inessential unless she becomes again the essential in the very act of abdication. “
Simone De Beauvoir, The Second Sex
When we explore the feminine problem today how do we consider nature, creation, and perception with related histories and myths? How does the role women occupy in creation intersect with their existence as essential or inessential in other creative and intellectual realms? Roland Barthes states in Camera Lucida that he was, “Straining toward the essence of her identity, struggling among images partially true, and therefore totally false." The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts is pleased to present this exhibition of artwork that explores themes of the multifaceted relationship between nature, femininity, and creation as informed by the contemporary social climate.
This exhibit celebrates the creative force and power of women and hopes to highlight overlapping cultural histories regarding spirituality, mythology and religion with respect for femininity.
Full list of Participating Artists:
Gretchen Weller Howard
Kalindah Marie Laveaux
Magtillt Laan Van Thiel