Women and Work - Koehnline Museum of Art, USA 2016
Chinese Woman 07 08 13 (serie: China 07 08 09 – 07 08 20), photo on alu-Dibond, 25 x 28 cm, 2016
Edition 1 of 10 + 2AP
29 . 09 . 16 - 21 . 10 . 16Reception: September 29 - 5-8 pm
Curator: Judy Langston, others
International Group Exhibition
Probably no figure more embodies the contributions of women to the United States labor force than Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon who represents the millions of women who worked in America’s factories, offices, and shipyards during WWII.
But in fact, for generations women have been making vital contributions to their families and societies, and supporting their local economies as workers in both the private and public spheres. These contributions can be observed on multiple fronts.
Women have worked, and continue to work, as unpaid homemakers, mothers and caregivers, and as drivers of family businesses and cottage industries. Women work as artists and craftspersons, and on the front lines of union organizing and other social justice work. They labor in factories and sweatshops, offices, retail outlets, in the military, in sports and entertainment arenas, and in the professions. Occasionally, women are able to break through the glass ceilings that prohibit most from entering the boardrooms, political arenas and other avenues of power and decision-making.
This international Group Exhibition shows work that thoughtfully examines—and celebrates—the many contributions made by working women, focused on women in the United States or on women globally, having either a contemporary or historical context.
Especially for Women and Work, Lique shows a photo she made during her trip through China some years ago, showing a Chinese woman working at the market. The photo is worked on the computer afterwards and reminds of the Dutch paintings of the 17th century.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and the Women's Gender Studies Program.
Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm
Sat 11 am - 4 pm
Koehnline Museum of Art
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL (near Chicago)
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