AWARE is partnering with The Armory Show, New York, in an ambitious educational program, aiming at highlighting the women artists exhibited by the participating galleries in the main section of the fair (Galleries). The partnership culminates in a juried Prize, The AWARE Prize at The Armory Show, to a solo presentation of work by a woman artist.
Curated by AWARE co-founder Camille Morineau, (Un)seen Scene is a focused walk through of 25 presentations of the work by women artists within the main section (Galleries) of The Armory Show. This selection of artworks presents a critical and subjective overview of the works by modern and contemporary women artists. Visitors are guided through the tour via an audio guide narrated by Camille Morineau, enabling all visitors to experience a feminist perspective by established and emerging women artists.
Artists included in (Un)seen Scene are: Bice Lazzari, Richard Saltoun Gallery; Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Haines Gallery; Aase Texmon Rygh, OSL contemporary; Olga de Amaral, Richard Saltoun; Irma Blank, P420, Bologna; Yuko Nasaka, Axel Vervoordt Gallery; Martha Jungwirth, Galerie Krinzinger; Fei Cui, Chambers Fine Art; Claire Falkenstein, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery; Simone Fattal, kaufman repetto; Ana Mendieta, Alison Jacques Gallery; Mariko Mori, Sean Kelly; Su-Mei Tse, Peter Blum Gallery; Mai-Thu Perret, Simon Lee Gallery; Alicia Kwade, 303 Gallery; Noémie Goudal, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire; Betye Saar, Roberts Projects; Hannah Wilke, Ronald Feldman Gallery; Mary Kelly, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; Susan Hefuna, Anne Mosseri-Marlio; Rina Banerjee, Galerie Nathalie Obadia; Alexis Smith, Garth Greenan Gallery; Zanele Muholi, Yancey Richardson Gallery; Nona Faustine, Two Palms; Florine Demosthene, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
The $10,000 juried prize highlights the excellence of the artist’s work and the gallery’s courage to present a solo-female artist’s work in a market that has systematically undervalued art made by women.
“Edmonds was unanimously selected by the jurors, who coalesced around the discovery of her new Flag Paintings—a breakthrough body of never-before seen work by the artist presented by Luis de Jesus Los Angeles at this year’s Armory Show.”
The jury selected June Edmonds from a short list of five finalists which included Rina Banerjee, Galerie Nathalie Obadia; Yuko Nasaka, Axel Vervoordt Gallery; Aase Texmon Rygh, OSL Contemporary; Alexis Smith, Garth Greenan Gallery.
Jurors include AWARE co-founder and director Camille Morineau; Bloum Cardenas, Trustee, Niki Charitable Art Foundation and President of the Giardino dei Tarocchi; Simon Castets, Director, Swiss Institute, New York; Susan Fisher Sterling, The Alice West Director, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington; Maura Reilly, Arts Writer and Curatorial Activist.
With the support of Maison Veuve Clicquot, Maison founded in 1772.