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Gender Bender 2020

Museum of Memories

Founded in 2013 Sandbox Collective continues to serve as a free flowing hub for artists, curators, students, arts administrators, designers, interns and artists-in-residence. Our special focus is gender, gender equality and sexuality. We curate , produce and tour performances and festivals as well as facilitate collaborations between artists, audiences and cultural spaces, both nationally and internationally, with the aim of creating meaningful dialogue and culturally vibrant communities. We work with Individuals and organisations from across the world on artistic as well as research oriented projects that are grounded in India. We also offer research assistance and mentorship facilities to artists from across the world looking for research or artistic collaborations in India.

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Our vote for the first #metoo heroine goes to Artemisia Gentileschi, the Italian renaissance painter par excellence (1593-1656) who was a legend in her lifetime. Over the centuries she has had numerous works of hers wrongly (and on purpose) attributed to male artists. Artemisia was an amazing woman who participated in the trial of her rapist Agostino Tassi. Widely acclaimed as the female Caravaggio, The National Gallery in London mounted the first major exhibition of her works earlier this year, bringing into focus not only her story, but also her legendary works. She used her life and experience to champion the cause of women in work that came to be described as gruesome and violent.

Artemisia Gentileschi. Remember her name. Discover her works.

Artemisia Gentileschi-The New Yorker
Image credit: The New Yorker