NYC local art happening: Women x Women
Women x Women Art Fair
Presented by Tictail and Absolut Art
Where: Tictail Market 90 Orchard Street, plus various locations around the Lower East Side to be revealed
When: May 18 – June 02
Why: In 1989, feminist activists the Guerrilla Girls famously reported that less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art section at the Met were by female artists—but that 85% of the nudes were women. In 2012, the group did a recount. The numbers had barely changed.
In response to this, Tictail and Absolut Art have partnered together to launch Women x Women, a discovery based art-tour in New York City’s Lower East Side that highlights emerging female artists and puts female representation back into the hands of women.
The diverse and talented group of artist partners, who each put forth a piece that reflects her unique understanding of the female experience, include: Miranda July, Maria Herreros, Carly Kuhn, Kristin Texeira, Andrea Wang, Carla Fuentes, Shawna X, Jeanette Getrost, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Jenny Källman, and Elise Peterson. In solidarity with women across the globe, 10% of the proceeds will also be donated to international non-profit organization, Women for Women. Since 1993, the charitable endeavour has helped more than 462,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict––they offer support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Tictail and Absolut Art are proud to stand with these women. https://tictail.com/events/women-x-women-art-fair-presented-by-absolut-art-and-tictail/