Women.Now. opens at The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) this evening. A group exhibition showcasing contemporary female artists based in Austria and the United States, Women.Now. explores women’s changing roles through a variety of media, including paintings, pottery, textiles, drawing, mixed media projects and video. The exhibition celebrates two major anniversaries, the two hundredth anniversary of the Austrian women’s suffrage movement, and the beginning of the feminist avant-garde in 1968, and investigates the continuing impact of feminism on the art world.
This multi-generational exhibition of diverse artists investigates freedom, sexuality, lust, passion, feminine identity and its link to physical appearance, and age. This is a timely exhibition, given the #MeToo movement, the societal concerns with how digital filters are creating false beauty standards and the movement for acceptance and celebration of different body types and ages.