Women in Windows

by Collin Schreiber

Six American women from diverse cultural backgrounds are presenting work in a multi-part video installation, that is debuting in Los Angeles, CA. Alima Lee, Arshia Fatima Haq, Gazelle Samizay, Jasdeep Kang, Muna Malik and Yumna Al-Arashi each have a cultural background ranging across South Asia, the Middle East, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.

These six women artists of color are making their statement in the heart of Chinatown, in the storefronts and windows of Chung King Road, where the installation cannot be ignored; shining light upon and calling out the outdated societal concepts of male-gaze and the objectification of women.

Zehra Ahmed, the curator of the installation, explains that “Glass boxes, which so often frame their bodies, become windows into the souls and substance of these women, who show us that the multifaceted and deeply personal female perspective cannot be contained by, or simplified to, a skin-deep, male-gaze centric representation of what it means to be female.”

This weekend there will be a party to toast and celebrate the artistic endeavor, which will be open to the public.

For more information visit: womeninwindows.net

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The exhibition can be seen from February 26th to March 17th 2019 at Windows along Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012.