What do 600 women artists convened in the Brooklyn Museum look like?
Held last October at the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, “Now Be Here #2” was an acknowegement of the power of women artists. Organizers said it was the largest group portrait of female and female-identifying artists in New York.
Kim Schoenstadt, an organizer of the event, was eloquent in her remarks. “I hope that our white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist patriarchy is on the way out and that we are ushering in a new era. . . Each moment captures not only those who are in attendance but reminds me of those who have come before us and those who have come after. … That artists see each other, look each other in the eye, and are present together creates a real reminder to support one another.”
I relied on the fabulous online publication, Hyperallergic for this post. Go here for more inspiring detail on these women artists.