- In today's
society there is no single, adequate category that can define "women", as a
unified gender identity, political movement, social or cultural group. For indeed, there
is no single way of being a woman.
Since the woman's movement gained critical mass in the 1970's, there is little doubt that
many women benefited: from increased employment opportunities to a sense of personal
empowerment; from higher education to greater financial independence. In the process they
also became more diverse, including their views on feminism itself.
Today there is no singular feminist vision, but rather a multiplicity of voices stemming
from different national, cultural, economic, philosophical and personal backgrounds. At
the same time, these voices share common issues. This multi-layered, post-feminist vision
is accentuated by an increase in multi-ethnic awareness, instantaneous electronic media
and communications and other globalization trends. This art exhibit was conceived to give
us a taste for these trends.
earth/tech/women/identity portrays a loose and open affiliation between these
four ideas. The exhibit seeks to celebrate women's achievements in important fields such
as the environment and technology, but also allow room for other ideas on women's
identity, inspirations and goals. Think of the artworks as allegories towards seeing a
multiplicity of women and their contributions to our world and culture.
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