Heavy Metal— Women to Watch 2018

I sommar deltar jag i en Utställning på The National Museum of Women in the Arts!

Det hände saker, plötsligt ska mina smycken och silverföremål tvärs över Atlanten!

Jag har blivit inbjuden till utställningen  “Women to Watch: Heavy Metal ” på The National Museum of Women in the Arts i USA,  Washington, D.C.  Utställningen hålls  28 juni till 16 september 2018.

Det är roligt att få tillfälle att presentera mitt arbete utanför Sverige och kanske kunna knyta kontakter med internationella gallerister och konstnärer. Utställningen samlar kvinnor från hela värden som beskrivs som “emerging” inom mitt arbetsfält. Jag hoppas att den skall ge mig möjlighet att knyta personlig band med andra smyckes och korpus konstnärer.

Det känns spännande att få se ett så stort urval kvinnliga metallkonstnärers verk på plats. Frågor jag ställer min är; Hur ser andra kvinnor mina verk? Finns det ett kvinnligt formspråk? Vad gör brudarna där ute?

Ett tack till Inger Wästberg som haft kontakten med Museet och nominerade mig och mina kollegor till utställningen!

 

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to announce the artists selected for the upcoming exhibition Heavy Metal— Women to Watch 2018, on view June 28–Sept. 16, 2018. Showcasing contemporary artists working in metal, the fifth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series features up-and-coming or underrepresented artists from the states and countries where the museum has outreach committees. In consultation with contemporary art curators in their respective regions, the committees created shortlists of artists who work with metal— this year’s theme. The artists and works for inclusion in the summer exhibition were then selected by NMWA’s curatorial team from these submissions.

The featured artists investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork through objects including sculpture, jewelry and conceptual forms. Inspired by NMWA’s own collection of silverwork crafted by women in the 18th and 19th centuries, the exhibition seeks to further disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking, while engaging with the traditional distinctions between fine art, design, craft and decorative art, whose definitions are rooted in gender discrimination. The works in Heavy Metal—ranging from large-scale installations to small objects intended for personal adornment—are created from iron, steel, bronze, brass, tin, aluminum, copper and pewter.

Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018 Nominating Committees, Selected Artists and Curators:

 

Arkansas

Selected Artist: Holly Laws

Curators: Matthew Smith, Arkansas Art Center

 

California (Southern)

Selected Artist: Kerianne Quick

Curator: Bobbye Tigerman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

California (Northern)

Selected Artist: Katherine Vetne

Curator: Jenny Gheith, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

Chile

Selected Artist: Alejandra Prieto

Curator: Gloria Cortés Aliaga, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

 

Florida

Selected Artist: Carolina Sardi

Curator: Diana Nawi, Pérez Art Museum

 

France

Selected Artist: Charlotte Charbonnel

Curator: Alicia Knock, Centre Pompidou

 

Georgia

Selected Artist: Lola Brooks

Curator: Sarah Schleuning, High Museum of Art

 

Italy

Selected Artist: Serena Porrati

Curator: Iolanda Ratti, Museo del Novecento

 

Greater Kansas City Area

Selected Artist: Cheryl Eve Acosta

Curator: Barbara O’Brien, Formerly of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Massachusetts

Selected Artist: Venetia Dale

Curator: Emily Zilber, editor, Metalsmith (Formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

 

Mid-Atlantic Region

Selected Artist: Susie Ganch

Curators: Stefanie Fedor, Visual Arts Center of Richmond; Megan Rook-Koepsel, independent

curator

 

Mississippi

Selected Artist: Kelsey Wishik

Curator: Pat Pinson, Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center

 

New Mexico

Selected Artist: Paula Castillo

Curator: Laura Addison, Museum of International Folk Art

 

Greater New York Region

Selected Artist: Alice Hope

Curators: Shannon Stratton, Museum of Arts and Design

 

Ohio

Selected Artist: Leila Khoury

Curators: Reto Thüring, Cleveland Museum of Art; Matt Distel, The Carnegie in Greater Cincinnati

 

Peru

Selected Artist: Carolina Rieckhof Brommer

Curator: Sharon Lerner, Museo de Arte de Lima

 

Spain

Selected Artist: Blanca Muñoz

Curator: Lucia Ybarra, YGB Art and Factoría Cultural

 

Sweden

Selected Artist: Petronella Eriksson

Curator: Inger Wästberg, independent curator

 

Texas

Selected Artist: Beverly Penn

Curator: Virginia Treanor, National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

United Kingdom

Selected Artist: Rana Begum

Curator: Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Society

 

Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018 is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and generously sponsored by the participating committees in Arkansas, Southern California, Chile, Florida, France, Georgia, Italy, the Greater Kansas City Area, Massachusetts, the Mid-Atlantic Region, Mississippi, New Mexico, the Greater New York Area, Northern California, Ohio, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Texas, and the United Kingdom. Additional support is provided by the Clara M. Lovett Emerging Artists Fund, the NMWA Advisory Board, and the San Francisco Advocacy for NMWA.

3 Responses

  1. Gittan

    Det är SÅ häftigt Petronella! Jag är så glad för din skull! Lycka till i den stora världen! ❤️

  2. Elisabeth Larsson

    Grattis och så roligt! Lycka till med utställningen! Kram

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