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.
Women x Women, a series curated by Absolut Art and Tictail calls attention to the narrow lens through which women are depicted in art, and scrutinized in the world at large. Featuring eleven hand-selected female artists from our communities, we asked them to create a unique work that reflects their qualms with women's portrayal in art and reaction to the male gaze.
From May 19th - June 1st, the works will be exhibited in busy outdoor locations in Manhattan's Lower East Side where they can't be missed.
Shop the series for your limited edition Women x Women artwork.
Women x Women
Shop the limited edition Women x Women artworks.
10% of the proceeds will be donated to the international non-profit organization, Women for Women. Since 1993, the charitable endeavor 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.
On May 20th (SOLD OUT) and 21st (SOLD OUT), we’ll be hosting guided tours of the murals every hour on the hour, from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Saturday tour will end with a celebration of food, drinks, and dancing at the Hester Street Fair.
RSVPs are currently closed! Thanks so much to everyone who signed up. If you weren’t able to reserve a spot, you can still check out the work for yourself. Find the locations on the map here.
Women x Women Art Fair Tour
May 20th (SOLD OUT) + May 21st (SOLD OUT) @ 1 pm – 4 pm
Starting point: Tictail Market @ 90 Orchard St.