Art by Women, for the Women!

YLLANG Montenegro
Posted March 8, 2019 from Philippines
Si Malakas
The Strong one
Vulva shirts
Vulva shirts: Hand painted (1/5)

For centuries, women had been excluded from the history of art. Women had been struggling for equality since long years before and until now is still happening in the art world. Although, women had been involved in art making whether as creators, writers, poet, thinkers, innovators of any new artistic form of expressions, women are still underrated and underrepresented in galleries and museums. 

 

As an artist, I am always confused about the weak representation of women. Feminist art is for addressing the issues of social injustices, violence against women and children, poverty, misogyny and many other forms of oppression. Women seek justice to end inequality. Feminist art depicts the struggle of women from everyday to promote awareness and change.

 

As an artist I think one of the best weapon against patriarch is art, by creating art from our experiences and imagination, art is one powerful tool to resist patriarchy.

In an end,  I would like to share some photos of my artworks, and please let me know your comment and reactions about it. These are art that is made by women to support and empower more women.

A shout for equality in celebration of #IWD2019

https://courrier.jp/news/archives/153037/?fbclid=IwAR1sd090eU-AISfzumEv8...

 

 

 

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Dawn Arteaga
Mar 08
Mar 08

What beautiful artwork! I love the detail in the images you posted and can’t wait to check out your links to see more. Thanks for sharing!

YLLANG Montenegro
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Dawn,
Thnks for appreciating!
-Y

jlanghus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hello Dear Yllang,

How are you doing? It is baffling that there is a general lack of female artists I would say in most art galleries. Is this because female artists aren't showcases, or is it because there are a lack of female artists (which I highly doubt), or is it because a lot of the museums or galleries have mostly men, or conservative women that are deciding which artists to showcase, do you think? I would like to see this change in my lifetime. So many untold stories and so much beautiful artwork not being showcased or shared with the world. I love your artwork, especially the bright colors and the Bangkilan one... very powerful. I have to admit I find the vulva one a little off-putting, but probably because I'm not used to seeing it. I'm perfectly fine with Georgia O'Keefe...ha:-)

Hope you had/are having a great IWD!

YLLANG Montenegro
Mar 09
Mar 09

Hi Jill,
The Bangkilan will be exhibited on March 23 with other great Filipino Women artist in celebration of #IWD.
The Vulva shirts are forsale, if you
want one I can send it, haha, just kidding.

Anyway, my point is as an artist, we should be represented not because of our gender, but because of our art, women artist shoud be visible.
Happy #IWD

jlanghus
Mar 09
Mar 09

Hello dear:-)

Very nice. She's awesome!

Ha. You're funny:-) I was imagining the conversations that would be started here in Spain if I wore that shopping. It would almost be worth it to see people's faces:-)

Yes, I get it. That makes sense, and I hear you!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Olutosin
Mar 08
Mar 08

You are Amazing my dearest sister, breaking the stereotypes! Welldone.

YLLANG Montenegro
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Olutsin,
Thanks sis !

Z.Elias
Mar 08
Mar 08

I like what you are doing, expressing yourself as a woman with art is amazing!
Keep it up!

YLLANG Montenegro
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thanks Z!

Wow, Yllang, you are inspiring! Keep doing what you are doing. Who knows one day you'll be named a National Artist. Thank you for empowering women through art!❤️

Paulina Nayra
Mar 11
Mar 11

Great work of art you got there Yllang. It speaks of bravery and freedom, of expressing the innate power of women to transform ourselves from being meek and apathetic to a socially conscious one who can work with others to stop abuse, fight injustice, overcome poverty and call out misogyny. How I wish there are more women artist like you who will come out with their art to express our collective outrage. How I wish you were with us on International Women's Day in Tacloban. Keep going! Mabuhay ka Yllang!