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Maria Eduarda Fonseca Ribas Clementino

Ligia Testa

Ligia Testa

Ligia Testa

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3D exhibitions

  • Ligia Testa

    WE WHO INHABIT AN ALIEN WORLD

    18 Mar 2021 – 18 Dec 2021

    “Do women have to be naked to get into the Metropolitan Museum in New York? Less than 5% of the artists in the modern art sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female”. This is one of the first posters produced by the Guerrilla Girls’, a New York group of anonymous feminist artists fighting sexism and machismo in the art world. What do the numbers here at MASP show? 6% of the artists in the collection on display are women; 60% of the nudes are women. These numbers reveal today’s reality. In the 21st century, gender equality in the artistic universe is far from being resolved. Linda Nochlin, art historian, in the article "Why have there been no great women artists?", claims a new paradigm in art history which shows that social barriers have prevented women from developing their artistic side and being recognized as artists. Renovation of the MOMA, which cost 450 million dollars, was more than changes in the architectural structure and the expansion of spaces. The objective was to increase diversity, by including more works by female artists coming from all parts of the world. This included the purchase of "A Lua" by Tarsila do Amaral for 20 million dollars (value assumed), a fact that will further enhance the artist's works. Thus, the proposal of this exhibition "We Who Inhabit an Alien World” is another of the many initiatives to provoke conversations, reactions, discussions, to intensify the search for gender equality, in collections around the world, and to allow people to contemplate art made by women. I have chosen eight artists – from different cities, ages, academic backgrounds, and using diverse techniques – to show what these women achieved: Adalgiza, Ciça, Duda, Fernanda, Gisele, Josie, Lídia, Salua. There is a biologist, an architect, an engineer, a journalist, a manager, a geographer, an IT executive, a biomedical engineer. Some are young, others mature, with or without children, coming from different cities near and far away, such as Hong Kong. They are single, married, divorced. They are independent and decide their own lives, aware that life in an alien world is not easy. Discovering the necessity to produce art came to each of them in a special way and at different times. Today, this is their reason to live, from paying bills at the end of the month to soothing the chaos the world is experiencing today. For all, it is to overcome the daily struggle in not having a world of their own. The difference is that with their talented and creative art, they are building this world for our daughters, granddaughers, great-granddaughers… Today, Linda Nochlin has answered the question in the title of her article: "there were no great artists because there were no social, political, cultural and intellectual conditions". So let's create them, relentlessly and continuously.

    latest works

    • Duda Clementino

      Madagascar, 2021
      70 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital Art
      USD 200
    • Fernanda Carvalho

      The Fence, 2020
      40 x 120 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 490
    • Fernanda Carvalho

      Street Mom, 2020
      70 x 40 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on wood
      USD 395
    • Josie Mengai

      Reflections - III, 2018
      50 x 65 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 315
    • Josie Mengai

      Reflections - VI, 2019
      50 x 65 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 315
    • Josie Mengai

      Reflections - X, 2020
      50 x 65 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 315
    • Salua Saleh

      Woman and her son, 2019
      50 x 70 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
      USD 550
    • Lidia Madeira

      Guaruja, SP, Brazil, 2021
      30 x 40 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 335
    • Lidia Madeira

      Capoeira II, 2019
      40 x 30 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 335
    • Lidia Madeira

      Capoeira I , 2019
      40 x 30 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 335
    • Duda Clementino

      Motherhood, 2021
      70 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital Acrylic Painting ( Phygital Art)
      USD 200
    • Adalgiza Vaz

      Internal Perceptions, 2020
      120 x 120 cm (h x w)
      Mixed technique on canvas
      USD 627
    • Duda Clementino

      Beach Drone, 2020
      70 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital Acrylic Painting (Phygital Art)
      USD 200
    • Duda Clementino

      Beach Girls, 2021
      70 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Digital Acrylic Painting (Phygital Art)
      USD 200
    • Lidia Madeira

      The Blue Vase , 2020
      40 x 30 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 470
    • Lidia Madeira

      The Naked Girl, 2021
      40 x 30 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper (Fine Art)
      USD 500
    • Lidia Madeira

      The Black Vase, 2021
      40 x 30 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 470
    • Salua Saleh

      Three Women, 2020
      60 x 50 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 630
    • Salua Saleh

      Four Women, 2020
      70 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
      USD 1900
    • Josie Mengai

      Reflections- IX, 2020
      50 x 65 cm (h x w)
      watercolor on paper
      USD 315