Imagine what energy one woman can have inside herself and what can be done through the synergy of women in one place... „Rise of Women in Culture in Western Balkans“ is a project that offers a part of the answer. The contemporary age is the age of imparity to which art responds with diversity in expression and media. Understanding and acceptance are the key. Art connects... and this will be presented through two exhibitions „Women about women”, both in real space and in virtual space, physical and virtual reality. Through the liaison work of female curators and female artists, we raise awareness of the female angle of observation and reaction to reality. During the process of the project, we will talk, explore, educate, collaborate, socialize and adapt to modern digital technologies (VR technologies). Aware of the need for youth energy and led by the desire to encourage it, we have developed a residential program with 30 young female artists from Western Balkans and Europe (open call for 30 young artists up to the age of 28). By networking female curators from both noninstitutional and institutional sectors, we open the field for connecting and encouraging future projects with a similar theme (NFC – the network of female curators). What will we do for wider visibility? We are producing an interactive website, filming and broadcasting the documentary series and the final publication. Being from the field of art, we started with female art in general and along the way gained strong support from the partner organisation and project leader Fenomena Association, who enriched the project with its feminist perspective. Therefore, the project is mainly based on the participation of women in culture, their gathering and connecting with the aim of raising awareness of the role of women in culture in the Western Balkan. For the visual identity base, we chose an artwork of a young female artist that is the picture of the intervention on skin with the word LOVE (originally љубав in Serbian), made on the skin with its own lymph, which disappeared with time and left a scar. A trace on the skin is just like a trace in time; with this project, we want to leave a mark in time.
Co-funded by the European Union