As we approach our art exhibition opening for Innuendos, we asked the artists participating in the show, about the women in history that had inspired them. This series of Facebook informational posts strives to honor the women that so diligently and bravely lived and worked before us to bring knowledge, freedom, wisdom, awareness, justice, creativity, strength and a river of inspiration to the women today.
The Bronxite women participating in this exhibit wanted to honor these women as we celebrate Women History Month in March. These women represent different races, times in history, languages and geographical spaces but a significant part of the women that inspired us further more pursue the attainment of the Civil Rights and Justice for all members of this world.
Among the names mentioned by our artists we have: Ida B. Wells, Nina Simone, Toni Morrison, Elizabeth Catlett, Julia De Burgos, Olympia De Gouges, Louise Bourgeois, Minerva Mirabal and Simone de Beauvior!
To learn more about these women visit our Facebook Page or click on the resource links below:
BxArt Factory will be celebrating Women History Month with their Art Exhibition: Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women
We know that the issues that still affect women today are topics that must be talked about often but we hope that with this exhibition we continue the conversation and bring awareness to the community. Innuendos opens at the Andrew Freedman Home (1125 Grand Concourse) on Friday, March 6th and runs through April 1st!
in•nu•en•do noun \ˌin-yə-ˈwen-(ˌ)dō, -yü-ˈen-\ a statement which indirectly suggests that someone has done something immoral, improper, etc.
an oblique allusion : hint, insinuation; especially : a veiled or equivocal reflection on character or reputation
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Curated by Yelaine Rodriguez and Yolanda Rodriguez
Presented by Visiones Culturales & BxArts Factory
These collection of work by ten women artists from The Bronx looks to connect you to the female form. We wish to celebrate the women body and spirit as it is the biggest accomplishment of our freedom and at the same time celebrate the creativity in the unique and forever inspirational work of women artists.
Innuendos will create a forum for women and all members of the community to talk and discus the problematic that women are still confronting in this new age and how some of the relevance of our accomplishments continues to be ignored by many members of our society. The metaphors implanted in the celebration of our body and spirit work to destroy the stigmatism behind the elegance of the women’s body and the closeness of our spirit to the universe.
The work will explore and bring light to how the women body has being the victim of social innuendos that lack sensitivity and respect putting women into boxes created by society in an attempt to denigrate our rightful place in the global society.
The art work will seek to illustrate the women body and spirit as its being affected or negatively influenced by the struggles with the constant use of it as a tool for sexualization, commercialization and enslavement. The presentation of this group of conceptual work will illustrate the attempts of different societal elements and how they have tried to incarcerate women’s freedoms and the power and right to be one force in this patriarchal society.
Visiones Culturales is now part of the Bx Arts Factory, a new non-profit organization created to grow the number and effectiveness of artists working to make the Arts accessible to residents of The Bronx.
Under the Bx Arts Factory, Visiones Culturales will continue to support the work of artists focused on Latin American and Caribbean art and culture. Through this dedicated platform, we will bring you exhibits, films, literature, cultural and educational programs to emphasize the rich art, history and culture of this region of the world and its significance to the people of The Bronx.
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Chief Editor/House Blogger
Natalie N. Caro is an editor, writer, and professor. She graduated from Lehman College, Magna Cum Laude, with double major in English Literature and Philosophy. She earned a fellowship and an MFA from City College. In 2013, she was awarded the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Fellowship by the Bronx Council on the Arts for excellence in Poetry. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, one of the most honored literary projects in America, in 2015. Currently, she's a doctoral candidate in CIAS- Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld, University, where she will.