Collective XX :: Proto


Collective XX

Proto

Opening Oct. 3rd, 2013
7pm – 10pm

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 3rd - 18th

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing.[1]

Collective XX consists of artists Myfanwy Ashmore, Elizabeth Fearon, Fiona Smyth, Marie de Sousa and K.D. Thornton. The collective did not start out with the intention of only including female artists but it is something that still, in these days, invites comments. Immediate questions are about the collective's intentionality – is its mandate feminist? Why are there no males involved? Questions that likely wouldn't be asked if the collective consisted only of male artists. The intentionality around the members of the collective consisted of considerations about mutual support, shared ideas and skills. Is there a feminist mandate? Yes. But only in so far as feminism should really be considered humanism – it is about support for men and women of all races, creeds, colours and sexual orientation. Feminism is about being concerned with universal issues that are often experienced or expressed through personal examples. That is the tie that links these artists and their works together.

An excerpt of the text Collective XX: Powerful Things by Virginia Eichhorn, Director & Chief Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery

1 Phylicia Rashad



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