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WEAD

MISSION STATEMENT



WEAD is a pioneering network of feminist eco­artists, educators, curators, and writers working toward the goal of a just and healthy world. We focus on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art. WEAD maintains an invaluable website (weadartists.org) that serves as a virtual gallery of eco­artists work, connects artists and curators with exhibition opportunities, and educates and enlightens through its ground breaking WEAD Magazine.




PURPOSE


To provide information regarding the ecoart and social justice art fields to artists, curators, writers, art and public art administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross-disciplinary professionals and others.


To facilitate international networking among artists working with ecological and social justice issues.


To further the fields of, and the understanding of environmental and social justice art.


ECOFEMINIST ART



WEAD does not subscribe to a single definition for ecofeminism or ecoart, nor one set of cultural, political, or social beliefs. Instead, WEAD celebrates a spectrum of differences under the colorful collective umbrella called ecofeminist art. Here women speak in their own voices, define their own work and map its place in the world. Together we work toward a just, sane, healthy world for all.


3D exhibitions

  • WEAD

    Emotional Numbness: the impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems

    18 Sep 2020 – 31 Jan 2021

    Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD), working in collaboration with Platform 3, is pleased to announce Emotional Numbness: The impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems. This dual venue exhibition was curated by Atefeh Khas (Iran) and Minoosh Zomorodinia (USA). The physical exhibition takes place at Platform 3 in Tehran, Iran. WEAD will simultaneously host a companion online exhibition. The focus is the impact of war on ecosystems, and wars’ effects on inhabitants of war zones. Recent escalating tensions between Iran and the United States are creating an increase in anxiety about potential war between these countries. Thus, the goal of the exhibition is to create a platform to share, meet, and discuss across borders by exhibiting art which addresses related themes. We believe art has the ability to affect perceptions, develop meaningful dialogues, and bring awareness about critical issues to the public. The exhibition features the anthropocene epoch, emphasizing the impact of war all around the world, regardless of geographical boundaries. The artists in this exhibit respond to personal experiences of war directly, or through memories inherited from their families, or through environmental research. The works reference the many impacts and challenges of war: displacement, immigration, racial injustice, historical mistakes, numbing of the human psyche, and the invisible enemy that is Covid19. The exhibition features the work of 39 artists. Thirty-five artists are showing at Platform 3. Thirty-nine artists will be featured in the online exhibition. Exhibition Dates: September 18–January 31, 2021 Platform 3 Opening Reception: September 18th, 2020, 4–7pm Platform 3 Visiting hours: Sunday to Friday, from 17 to 21 Platform 3 Address: No. 29, Shahamati alley, north side of Valiasr square. ONLINE OPENING via Zoom: SUNDAY September 27, 4:00-5:00pm Pacific Time Artists featured in the online exhibition include: Alice Dubiel, Alicia Escott, Andree Singer Thompson , Annie Albagli, Artists Beyond Boundaries, Azin Seraj, Carol Newborg, Charmaine Lurch, Christina Bertea, Elizabeth Kenneday, Farzaneh Najafi, Gazelle Samizay & Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Gem Beila Rosenberg, Jeanne Wilkinson, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, Kamala Platt, Katya Grokhovsky, Laura Phelps Rogers, Mana Salehi, Marguerite Elliot, Mary B. White, Michele Pred, Michelle Echenique, Michelle Waters, Nadia Skordopoulou, Nanette Wylde, Nazli Abbaspour, Nooshin Naficy, Revital Katznelson, Rosie Pascoe, Roya Ebtehaj, Salma Arastu, Sara Madandar, Sharon Siskin, Shirin Khalatbari, Sholeh Asgari, Sue Hettmansperger, Tammy West and Verona Fonte. WEAD MISSION STATEMENT WEAD is a pioneering network of feminist eco­artists, educators, curators, and writers working toward the goal of a just and healthy world. We focus on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art. WEAD maintains an invaluable website (weadartists.org) that serves as a virtual gallery of eco­artists work, connects artists and curators with exhibition opportunities, and educates and enlightens through its ground breaking WEAD Magazine. PURPOSE   •To provide information regarding the ecoart and social justice art fields to artists, curators, writers, art and public art administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross-disciplinary professionals and others.
 •To facilitate international networking among artists working with ecological and social justice issues.
 •To further the fields of, and the understanding of environmental and social justice art.
 
 ECOFEMINIST ART WEAD does not subscribe to a single definition for ecofeminism or ecoart, nor one set of cultural, political, or social beliefs. Instead, WEAD celebrates a spectrum of differences under the colorful collective umbrella called ecofeminist art. Here women speak in their own voices, definite their own work and map its place in the world. Together we work toward a just, sane, healthy world for all.

    latest works

    • Farzaneh Najafi

      The war of the oil, 2020
      Video installation
    • Elizabeth Kenneday

      Munitions Bunker, 2020
      20 x 27 inch (h x w)
      Digital Photography
    • Nooshin Naficy

      Shelter, 2020
      46 x 46 inch (h x w)
      Installation, wire, cloth, natural color
    • Artists Beyond Boundaries

      Tribution (Kachin), 2010
      photo silkscreen
    • Nanette Wylde

      On Judgment: The Book of Bully, 2012
      20 x 27 inch (h x w)
      Artist’s Book accordion format made from hand pulled wood relief prints on Somerset Black Velvet and Somerset Velvet.
    • Katya Grokhovsky

      The Future is Bright , 2018
      38.3 x 68 inch (h x w)
      Video
    • Annie Albagli

      Distance Moving Through Me: Giselle and Marco, 2015
      38.3 x 68 inch (h x w)
      Sound installation
    • Emotional Numbness: The impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems
      30 x 40 inch (h x w)
    • Sholeh Asgary

      Bloop, 2020
      38.3 x 68 inch (h x w)
      Video
    • Azin Seraj

      In Honor of Palestinian Resistance, 2018
      27 x 20 inch (h x w)
      Digital Photo
    • Alicia Escott

      Letter to the Coral Sea, flagella Protozoa (From the series Letters Sent Sometime After the Continents Separated), 2016
      70 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Letter
    • Marguerite Elliot

      California Sentinel:Eco-Warrior, 2019
      70 x 100 cm (h x w)
      steel, Gold leaf, wire
    • Kamala Platt

      Bird Island Diptych: i. Summer Pachanga II. Halcyon Hellscape after Advent Attacks, 2019-2020
      70 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Digital Photo
    • Laura Phelps Rogers

      Full Metal Jacket, 2010
      20 x 27 inch (h x w)
      Digital Photograph of Sculpture, Cast Iron and Found Object
    • R.R. Pascoe

      Untitled , 2012
      20 x 27 inch (h x w)
      Assemblage, photography
    • Salam Arasto

      Pandemic , 2020
      46 x 66 inch (h x w)
      drawing, charcoal on canvas
    • Shirin Khalatbari

      Footprint , 2015
      46 x 66 inch (h x w)
      photography
    • Shirin Khalatbari

      Footprint , 2015
      46 x 66 inch (h x w)
      photography
    • Gem Beila Rosenberg

      Ouroboros
      70 x 100 cm (h x w)
      Collage on paper
    • Elizabeth Kenneday

      Bolsa Chica Bunkers, 2020
      20 x 27 inch (h x w)
      Photographic Construction
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