• Ideas
  • Nov 16, 2017

Women Artists Speak Out: Rekha Rodwittiya, Arahmaiani, Miwa Yanagi, Mithu Sen, KUNIÉ SUGIURA

On October 30, a letter decrying our patriarchal society and its hegemonic power structures dictating every aspect of our lives—including the mechanisms of the art world—was circulated online. Five thousand women—artists, curators, writers and other cultural workers—signed the letter, bringing to the fore a landslide of issues regarding sexual harassment and sexism that has long been bubbling under layers of glass ceilings and nondisclosure agreements.

This world we live in is controlled by the violence of men who allow for the perpetuation of these injustices to occur, and more disturbingly, disallow—or suffocate—positive change for women.