Womxn in Windows | 'American Gurl'

See America through others eyes

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Cerys Davies

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Still from ‘Death Fantasy’ by Kilo Kish - Courtesy of the artist.

The American Dream reaches new levels of depth with the newest Womxn in Windows exhibit, American Gurl. The show at Hauser & Wirth in Downtown Los Angeles  allows viewers to visualize the ideas and themes that surround the American Dream through the eyes of women of color. Through film, art, performance, eight artists bring different elements of pop culture, fantasy, and consumerism to reimagine the future of American culture. 

Womxn in Windows is an organization that helps give women a platform to express themselves and their perspectives on different aspects of culture and society. Over the past few years, they have been instrumental in putting on different art shows that further their mission. 

Zehra Zehra, founder of Womxn in Windows, and Kilo Kish, interdisciplinary artist and performer, curated the exhibit together to bring light to the Black feminine experience and the relationship to power and success in America. The exhibition features eight different films all from women of color. The intergenerational artists featured in the exhibit are Ayanna Dozier, Ja'Tovia Gary, Kilo Kish, Savanah Leaf, LaJuné McMillian in collaboration with Marguerite Hemmings, Lorna Simpson, Martine Syms and Carrie Mae Weems.

“With these films, I am interested in exploring how we can reimagine the American Dream to include women of color along with our hopes and desires. These moving images represent the intersection of our past and present, exploring new ways of dreaming through their fusion,” said Kilo Kish.

This exhibition allows viewers to reflect, widen their worldview and connect with these artists' unique experiences. American Gurl will be on display until July 30. 

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