Women–the integral source of inspiration, innovation, and creative expression. With so much of their societal contributions that are apparent for all to witness, their work remains indubitably relevant in accelerating the global arts and culture development. And yet, women artists are still marginalised as the inferior gender, even in the creative sector where art favours the female perspectives.
From 8th to 11th March 2022, ZeeArts pays tribute to the undying efforts of women in the art industry through the conception of the Art Connects Women’s 5th global art exhibition. In accordance with the 2021 International Women’s Day theme of #choosetochallenge, ACW sets its sights on bringing recognition to women at the frontier of the art ecosystem. Hosted at Dubai’s One & Only Royal Mirage, the art show exhibiting pieces by women artists from countries across almost every continent as the nucleus will be accompanied by several satellite events that ramp up the festivities. Participating artists will be immersed in cultural tours of the land, an art conference discussing the issues of women representation, a fashion show, and ultimately, the award ceremony decorating each participating artist as front liners of their artistic trade.
As the hallmark women art event organised amidst global uncertainties, it has become much more prudent for all to consider how the presence of such exhibition (or lack thereof forthe previous years) can potentially impact the perceptions towards women in the industry. As we trudge on in arms battling the uncertainties of several global affairs, we are only limited by what we may deem as the weakest link in the human race, and that, by far, will never be the women who have always been better, if not the best, in catapulting us to a new era of success. Shifting the political landscape towards one that includes the contributions of women is the responsibility of all individuals to educate others who decides otherwise, and the Art Connects Women will remain as centre-stage for everyone to witness this transition.