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24
Nov

Exhibition: "Witches" in Brussels

The exhibition Witches examines the historical and artistic dimensions of a most fascinating and mysterious symbol.

Come and discover some 400 works and documents – ethnographic objects, manuscripts, trial archives, paintings, photographs, film extracts, performances, contemporary works, dance projections, etc. – from the finest Belgian and foreign collections.

Emerging with the stereotype of the diabolical woman in the late Middle Ages, witches have taken root in our collective imagination, oscillating between fear and desire. As characters who have become essential to fairy tales, constantly reinvented, as in the cinema, in comic strips and in children’s literature, they attracted media attention in the 1960s, notably through the W.I.T.C.H. group on Wall Street in 1968.

Today they are being rehabilitated by queer and feminist movements in demonstrations as well as by artists. Witches are among us.

27 oct 2021—16 jan 2022
Espace Vanderborght, Brussels

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28
Oct

"that’s what x said" - An art gallery in Brussels to challenge norms

that’s what x said is a socio-politically engaged art space striving for systemic change based in Brussels.

Founded by Elisa Huberty and Rébecca Prosper, that’s what x said organizes exhibitions and events that serve to broaden the discussion outside of art itself.

that’s what x said is also a shop aiming to promote the Belgian art scene, as well as artists whose work shares their values.

that’s what x said was born out of a desire to start an art organization that serves a purpose outside of the confines of the art world.

that’s what x said strives to show art that conveys a strong message and is an attempt at challenging society.

that’s what x said wants to spark your curiosity, compel you to question current issues and take a stand.

The exhibitions present the work of artists tackling social & political issues, art that has the power to disrupt the status-quo, raising awareness of current global concerns, believing that art can play a role in the advancement of societies by challenging viewers’ perspectives, presenting the best from artists of all ethnicities, body shapes, identities and backgrounds, and acting as a platform that amplifies their voices.

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22
Oct

WOMAN'S WORLD - The world through women’s eyes

Informacittà - L’arte di comunicare

From October 22nd to November 14th

Vernissage Friday October 22nd at 5 p.m.

The festival “L'Eredità delle Donne” (Women’s heritage) with the artistic direction of Serena Dandini gives the occasion for this exhibition where “Informacittà – L'arte di comunicare” gets a pink coating thanks to the works of art of some of the most interesting female Italian street artists.

Informacittà, the well-known cultural information agency, is hosting a new women collective exhibition getting together artworks of some of the most influential Italian to tell the world with woman’s eyes through their colours.

A world that keeps evolving and in which we talk about rights, rebirth, growth. A world from which a lot of women take inspiration for their artistic epiphany and their social public outcry.

Among these artists are Laika, famous street artist and activist from Rome – for the first time in Florence. Ale Senso an artist always caring about social themes. LeDiesis with their Madonna of Kabul and the “SuperBlack”, a series of graphic artworks realized during the long lockdown to exorcise Coronavirus fear. Feminine collective Darehood from Padova, spacing from graffiti to stencil and paste up art, focused on “girlpower” and women rights. Footoose_Footloose with her denounce to violence against women. Young Giújuba with her drawings telling about the social discomfort of our times.

As Domna, we are so pleased to announce this important women artist show and its connection with the REGENERART project for many reasons, the main being that all the artists involved are with their art often or always committed in raising social themes and especially those of women rights and the fight against gender-based violence and violence against women.

Moreover, the following four have collaborated with our Association and Fondazione Pangea last year by offering their works of art for a benefit auction called “Art’s Angels” to raise funds to help women victims during 2020 Italian lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of their artworks previous or for “Woman’s World” are notably linked to our common project and we so invite you to get a special look on them, with open souls.

Info: WOMAN'S WORLD

21
Oct

Women's human rights in the spotlight of film

Since 2001, TERRE DES FEMMES has organized the annual film festival FrauenWelten (Women's Worlds), which focuses on the human rights situation of women worldwide. Since 2020, the festival, originally founded in Tübingen, has been held in Berlin, where the federal office of TERRE DES FEMMES is located. In more than 30 current short films, feature films and documentaries from more than 20 countries, women's rights in different cultures take center stage and open up new perspectives on the relevant topics to the approximately 4,000 viewers.

Every year, numerous filmmakers, human rights activists and TERRE DES FEMMES experts are invited for audience discussions after the screenings and discussion rounds. In this way, the topic of "women's human rights" is further anchored in international filmmaking. In contrast to other women's film festivals that exclusively show films by female filmmakers, FrauenWelten, as a thematic festival on human rights for women, offers a canvas for films by women and men. The festival is complemented by a supporting program with discussions, exhibitions, workshops.

Renowned filmmakers and people involved in human rights and women's rights work have been invited as guests, such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee from Liberia, Nobel Prize nominated lawyer and President of the Supreme Court in Ethiopia Meaza Ashenafi, Iranian directors Samira Makhmalbaf and Mohsen Makhmalbaf and actress Nina Hoss.

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18
Oct

Let’s talk about Sex and Art!

Using artworks from the Bode Museum, students examine together with art educators and sexuality educators the sculpture collection with regard to diverse representations of gender, bodies, and sexualities. The workshop offers information and creative approaches to selected sculptures as well as to sexual education.

Grade 9 – 12

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13
Oct

Arte alle donne! The new online course on women and art from the 16th century to today

October and November with “Arte alle Donne!” to follow paths traced by artists, gallerists and art historians, thanks to six lessons on Zoom held by Alessandra Montalbetti of the Brera Art Gallery. It was Professor Montalbetti who conceived and held the face-to-face Guggenheim Art Classes and other interesting online courses. Now, with “Arte alle Donne!”, she introduces us to female figures who have written the history of art from the 16th century to the present day, with an overview ranging from names known to the general public to unknown protagonists of famous works. The path aims to describe the role of women in art, their fight against social conventions and the hard journey to see recognized their value.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection promotes this initiative for its members and offers the possibility to non-members to enrol until the 17th of October with a reduced fee.

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11
Oct

International Day of the Girl Child

Imagine a world where girls and boys have access to study, education, college and work just like their male peers.

Imagine a world where every woman, girl or child, can find space and rights without suffering any discrimination.

Imagine a world where every woman can mark the course of history.

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child and to make it possible it is necessary to review the way in which we read reality, making visible all the rights denied to women just because they are women and seeking a change of course towards equality.

REGENERART goes exactly in this direction: we work with teachers and students to use art as a means to promote equality, to fight gender stereotypes and all forms of violence against women and girls.

Let's ART now, let's ART together!

10
Oct

"Rops en tout genre" - A path-workshop to deconstruct gender stereotypes.

Are girls and boys equal in 2021? The debate is opened by this thematic path-workshop at Musée Rops in Namur (Belgium), developed by the Coordination Service for Women and Men Equality of the Province of Namur.

The goal? To break gender stereotypes, including on the job market. Because even though the world has evolved, numerous stereotypes are still firmly rooted in our society. The activity proposes to visit the rooms of the Félicien Rops museum as a reporter of his time, who drew the society around him, at the heart of Belgian and French bourgeoisie, in order to realise their historical dimension. Current stereotypes and prejudices echo those of the 19th century: women’s condition and image, sexuality/ies, the construction of gender stereotypes and its consequence, etc. The interactive guided tour is completed with a creative workshop supervised by activity leaders from partner associations to raise awareness about the social constructs that define the role of a man or a woman in yesterday’s and today’s society.

Available From September 2021, all year long for secondary schools and youth association.

From the 14th of October to the 3rd of December, a career event (Métiers en tout genre) is also associated to the visit.

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08
Oct

Exhibition: Matrimoine – When women occupy the public space

In September and October, the French-speaking community of Belgium celebrates “Matrimony Days”. Far from a neologism, the French word “Matrimoine” was gradually abandoned in favour of “Patrimoine”, the French word for “heritage”, thereby subordinating women to their fathers’ and husbands’ property. Resurrecting this term, Cité Miroir in Liège proposes an original exhibition dedicated to the journey of several Walloon women femmes who distinguished themselves in exceptional places. This is an opportunity to highlight those sites that bear the memory of women’s actions, fights and creations.

Through a photo exhibition at the heart of Walloon matrimony, visitors are invited to think about the place of women in the public space, their role in the different architectural, social and political dynamics.

From 22 September 2021 to 17 October 2021

La Cité Miroir, Liège, Belgium

Information (in French)

10
Sep

Visual Rome 2021, the exhibition of forgotten artists

Forgotten or not properly investigated and celebrated, or emerging: these are the protagonists of Visual Rome 2021, From 8 to 10 September at the Casa del Cinema, female talents who have worked in the world of visual art, from the nineteenth century up to today, keeping alive the link with the city and its history. The festival will turn the spotlight on the looks and voices of artists in their relationship with the city. For three days, lives and research, works and vision of more authors will be illustrated, honored, investigated. The goal is to discover or rediscover this artistic production for women, thus helping to offer new views on Rome, between past and present, to look in a new way to the future.

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09
Sep

Regenerart – Our experience so far

It happened for a couple of us from the Romanian project team, while chatting with fellow workers about this project the Fine Arts High School “Dinu Lipatti” is implementing, to receive genuine feed back like:

“That’s is really interesting! Gender violence and stereotypes that even art can induce? And then fighting against it with art tools?!”

When we applied for the project as partner institutions, in our mind the most important target was the final beneficiary: the students. We wanted new learning experiences for them, outside the box of the traditional learning curricula, to prepare them to become responsible members of the society and why not, active citizens on fighting against VAW. How? By training their trainers, the teachers.

Therefore, the project’s objectives were important for our team and relevant for the community.

In May 2021 we organized a regional online Conference to launch and promote the project.

70 participants from various educational institutions and from our local partners in this project participated, including, of course, from the institution implementing the project in Romania, the Fine Arts High School “Dinu Lipatti”, Pitesti.

Going through the project’s presentation, international partners, Italian coordinator, objectives and activities, final results, to announcing the soon coming training course for teachers. 

Final conclusions? Curious participants, interested and looking forward to be part of the project.

Loredana Sima, local project coordinator

Violeta Vladau, dissemination coordinator

Romania, Pitesti

02
Sep

Fair share for women artists!

Frauenmuseum Berlin participates in Regenerart, proud to contribute on a concrete education programme against gender stereotypes and gender based violence.

This connects to other activities of the museum, which is also part of the action group “fair share for women artists” – an initiative of several networks, fighting for a equal representation and gender justice in art shows.

On 22nd of August, the prestigious Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin was reopened after 6 years of renovation. Two months before, fair share! activists did a guerilla performance there: we installed 800 sheets with women artists names on the fence around the construction site in order to demand more female presence in the collection.

For the day of the reopening fair share! was present at the entrance of the museum, distributing a postcard with our congratulations for the 22 women artists participating in the show (14% of a total of 132 artists exhibited). Compared to the former collection, that’s a start – but, of course, not enough! Our initiative aims to give women’s artwork the same visibility that their male colleagues do have.

We insist:

  • Collections have to change their purchasing policy,

  • Politics have to encourage investigation on women’s art

  • Education has to include women artists works and avoid gender stereotypes


Fair share for women artists! – an international agenda
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17
Aug

What does gender equality look like?

During the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, it was asked to artists all over the world what gender equality meant for them: over 1000 submissions arrived, telling different stories but united by the vision of a future without inequalities and stereotypes. This is the meaning of the campaign #ActForEqual to promote fundamental human rights.

This is the same goal that we set with REGENERART, the project co-funded by the Program Erasmus+ of the European Union that Pangea Onlus is leading, aims at deconstructing stereotypes that have been transmitted through art, by revisiting in creative and innovative ways some works and developing new ones to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women.

We all have the potential to support gender equality, whether by educating family and friends, speaking up on social media, or challenging stereotypes through creative expression.

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10
Aug

Exhibition: Lena Cuore di Caravaggio

Overcoming gender stereotypes through the art works by GAS Collettivo d’Arte Indipendente, shining the spotlight on how stereotypes contribute to influence the society we live in, this is the objective of the exhibition “Lena Cuore di Caravaggio”, which will be presented in Messina until September 2021.

The exhibition aims at making people reflect on how the construction of male and female roles that is imposed since childhood often determines a distorted vision of reality. The objective of the project is overcoming stereotypes and prejudices through artistic language. This is the same goal that we set with REGENERART, the project co-funded by the Program Erasmus+ of the European Union that Pangea Onlus is leading, aims at deconstructing stereotypes that have been transmitted through art, by revisiting in creative and innovative ways some works and developing new ones to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women.

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09
Aug

Presentation of the partners: Domna

Domna Aps is a non-profit organization active in social and art projects. Our projects are mainly directed to kids, teenagers, women, elderly and

people less fortunate. We operate through volunteers for institutional activities such as helps desks, daily after school for kids 6-14 dedicated in particular to those with learning disabilities, family or economic disadvantages; art labs and events; labs for elderly. Volunteers are often professionals dedicating their time for others, like teachers, psychologists, educators. We have programs for University and high school students for their internships. We collaborate with many institutions and other non-profits. Domna aims to have a positive social impact on people and communities through participated actions, urban regeneration, educational events. We are implementing 2 projects at national level fighting educational poverty, working with more than 1000 kids aged 6-18. One is focused on street art labs and murales, the other on theatre in English. Our motto is: Let’s create value (and valor) through fairness, creative energy and sustainability, to give support, placing the person in the center”

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21
Jul

European Report: Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors

The European Commission has just published the report “Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors” which reinforces, from a policy point of view, what REGENERART is all about: using art and culture to strive towards gender equality and combat all forms of gender-based violence against women.

In the words of the Open Method of Coordination Working Group of Member States’ Experts, author of the report, “arts, culture and media, in all the richness of the cultural expressions, have a powerful and unquestioned capacity to promote tolerance, equality, diversity and social inclusion. They can be utilised to efficiently combat harmful stereotypes, change attitudes, and promote values and role models necessary for inclusive and equal societies. This transformative power needs to be used to the full.”

Specific recommendations have been put forward in the report, notably for the education sector, which, alongside other creative and cultural sectors, is called upon to use arts as a means to disrupt gender stereotypes and promote a more equal, free from violence society.

We are glad to read such synergies with European policy recommendations, which give strength and the right boost to our project targeting secondary schools for a more inclusive and righteous society!

Read the full report

21
Jun

Exhibition: Feminine figures in the collections of Tournais Museum of Fine arts

To celebrate the loan of two sculptures by Belgian artists Rik Wouters, the Museum of Fine Arts of Tournais (Belgium) organises an exhibition that interrogates representations of the feminine figures in their own collection.

“Odes to the body’s sensuality and plasticity or still reductive and stereotyped images of an “eternal feminine”? Nel, Marthe, Carmen, Suzanne, Marie-Madeleine, Venus, Penelope; anonymous models instituted as muses, maids, wives, workers, goddesses or saints, so many, real or allegorical, feminine figures who punctuate this itinerary ...”

The exhibition also includes works from two contemporary guest artists, Hélène Amazou (Togo, 1969) and Kubra Khademi (Afghanistan, 1989).

The exhibition is visible from 03-04-2021 to 12-09-2021

https://mba.tournai.be/exposit...

15
Jun

Presentation of the partners - Frauenmuseum Berlin

The Frauenmuseum Berlin sees itself as a network for women artists living and working in Berlin. 

Founded in the 1990s the non-profit association has been active in the field of fine arts since 2007 - without a fixed location.The aim of its work is to provide a forum for female professionally working artists in Berlin, to promote networking between them and to draw the attention of an interested public as well as the press and galleries to female artists through contemporary and thematic exhibitions. Several series of exhibitions with different focal points ensure intergenerational dialogues.

As we want to empower women artists we cooperate with other female artists` associations and are part of fair share! for women artists“ putting the focus on the gender gap and the gender pay gap.

We are exited to be part of REGENERART, the project led by Fondazione Pangea Onlus, and look forward to the interchange with diverse European perspectives. We believe that art is a powerful tool to raise awareness and to create a sustainable impact on gender conscient education for future generations.

27
May

Presentation

Italy, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Netherlands. 

8 international partners and 6 countries in a project aiming to deconstruct gender stereotypes through art.

#REGENERART officially kicks off. It will involve 100 teachers, 2000 students and 25 artists for two years to shape a more inclusive society, free from gender-based violence and discrimination. The project aims to deconstruct the stereotypes that, over the centuries, have been reproduced also through art, by reinterpreting some artworks in a creative and innovative way as well as developing new ones to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women.

Art thus becomes a tool for reading reality, increasing critical thinking and promoting inclusion and social justice.

Coordinator of the project is Fondazione Pangea Onlus, partners are University of Utrecht (NL) with their MOED project (www.moed.online), Frauenmuseum Berlin (DE), Associazione Domna (IT), 149th School Sofia (BG), Liceu de Arte Dinu Lipatti (RO), IIS Tommaso Salvini (IT), Inforef (BE).

Project co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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