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Exposing social and cultural vulnerabilities in Women’s Rights, the collaboration between THE CAMP Gallery and FAMA is on display in Westport, Connecticut, this summer. 

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Forty artists’ work will be shown at MoCA from June the 30 th to September the 4 th, 2022. 

The exhibition is “a textile survey of the ways in which gender, culture, and sociopolitics intersect.” The exhibition is a comment on topics such as capitalism’s effect on the body, the interplay of race and gender in fine art, reproductive justice, bodily autonomy, ageism, immigration, and displacement. The feminist perspective is embraced and explored through textiles, drawing from the subversion of the nature of this soft medium and women’s work. 

It is a direct representation of a “poignant and biting, sometimes jarring, social commentary”. 
With a new edition of the exhibition which inaugurated the collaboration between the Contemporary Art Modern Project (The CAMP) and the Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA), the display welcomes new works and new artists this year.These artists use mixed media and fibre arts to ignite positive social change. It is expanding to artists in the North-East of the United States who explore the ways in which dialogues change across space, touching also upon the fluctuations of national identity. 

The Contemporary Art Modern Project Gallery has a focus on emerging and mid-career artists working in installation, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and video art. Looking at art through a reactionary and interdisciplinary approach, the gallery emphases the big themes of society and life through art and curation. 

 

Alina Rodriguez Rojo & Damian Rojo, Justice Bell III, 2020. Courtesy The CAMP Gallery

 

With the educational goal of advancing fibre arts in Miami, and abroad, the Fiber Arts Miami Association came into being at the outbreak of COVID-19. Three artists, Alina Rodriguez Rojo, Aurora Molina, and Evelyn Politzer began organizing socially engaged virtual workshops that united people using the healing power of thread- based work. The result was the birth of FAMA, an artist-initiated group that educates, advances, and elevates textile traditions and contemporary fibre techniques. 

Partnering with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Westport, Connecticut, The CAMP and FAMA present the exhibition, medium and the social political importance of Women’s labour, mixed media and fibre art, underlining the importance of these topics.

 

Laura Marsh, Be a Bridge, 2018. Courtesy The CAMP Gallery

 

“The timeliness of this exhibition is not lost in the obvious, but becomes another rung in the continual search for equality”, says The CAMP founder, Melanie Prapopoulos. Indeed, taking into consideration current events, the themes are still hot, sharp and it is becoming more important than ever before to re-state the crucial necessity of considering and Women’s voices within the discourse surrounding Women’s Rights.

 

Chiara No, August 17 1920, 2022. Courtesy The CAMP Gallery

 

Cover image: Alissa Alfonso, Earth Can't Vote, 2020. Courtesy The CAMP

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