I Am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

Maïmouna Guerresi & Mwangi Hutter | The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

"Nearly fifty years after the release of the feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” women still find their numbers underrepresented in politics, business, and museum collections. While this exhibition draws its name from the 1970s song, it highlights a more contemporary feminism that is not based on any single narrative of womanhood, but explores the vital contributions of women to numerous issues including the environment, identity, politics, race, sexuality, social activism, faith, and more. Crossing both generational and media divides, I Am . . .features the best of modern and contemporary artistic practice and offers an inclusive vision of women making art, in relation to the compelling issues that defined these artists’ times."



June 20, 2019