NEW YEAR, NEW EMPOWERING ART BENEFIT BY THE UNTITLED SPACE SUPPORTING ART4EQUALITY

“I Believe in Free Love (Victoria Woodhull)” , 2017 and “Harriet Tubman” 2019 Neon Light Sculptures by Indira Cesarine

Art4Equality
Benefit Group Show and Auction
Presented by The Untitled Space
45 Lispenard Street, NYC 10013

Exhibit Reception Thursday, January 23rd, 6-8pm
RSVP events@untitled-space.com

The Untitled Space kicks off the the new year with an empowering benefit group show, throughout the month of January 2020 supporting Art4Equality featuring a revolving exhibition of artworks that will raise funds for the initiative presenting gender equality themed exhibitions and public art. The art gallery additionally teamed up with Paddle8 for an inaugural fundraising benefit auction for Art4Equality with which will preview from January 23rd and with bidding live from January 30 – February 11, 2020.

The Art4Equality x Paddle8 Benefit Auction will feature 200 artworks by over 60 artists including Reisha Perlmutter, Hiba Schahbaz, Fahren Feingold, Indira Cesarine, Karen Bystedt, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Sarah Maple, Rebecca Leveille, Tara Lewis, Tina Maria Elena Bak, Lynn Bianchi, Leah Schrager, Katie Commodore, Annika Connor, Alexandra Rubinstein, Trina Merry, Victoria Selbach, and Peter Beard, among many others.

A selection of works by artists featured in the Art4Equality auction will be on view in the benefit group show at The Untitled Space until the end of January. Funds raised will support Art4Equality’s 2020 programming which will provide more opportunities for female artists and advance their goals of gender equality in the arts.

ART4EQUALITY’S MISSION

Art4Equality is an initiative launched in 2019 supporting gender equality themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art by female identifying artists and allies. The mission of Art4Equality is to create empowering artwork and exhibitions that can impact social change, raise awareness and inspire our community. Art4Equality additionally facilitates opportunities by providing mentorship to female identifying artists, as well as special programming such as panel discussions, performances, and educational art events.

The facts are clear – even in 2020, women are dramatically underrepresented in museums, galleries, auction houses and public art. Learn about gender inequality in the arts with some eye-opening facts and join us in supporting Art4Equality.

  • There are 2,500,000 professional artists in the US, as measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 50% of MFA graduates are women, according to Artnet News. More than 46% of total visual artists are female according to 2019 Report by National Endowment of The Arts.
  • Women on average earn 74¢ for every dollar made by male artists according to National Endowment of The Arts. 
  • In the last decade, only 11% of art by female artists was acquired by top museums in the US for their permanent collections. 29,247 works by female artists were acquired by 26 top museums in the United States, chosen from 260,470 total works. (NY Times)
  • Women artists represent only 13% of artwork featured in museums and galleries. Out of over 10,000 artists in the permanent collections of 18 prominent art museums in the U.S., 87% are male (Public Library of Science). 13.7% of living female artists are represented by galleries in Europe and North America. (Artnet News)
  • 27% of solo exhibitions in the US at major institutions are devoted to women artists compared to 73% male – out of 590 major exhibitions by nearly 70 institutions reviewed. In another study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial (gallery) sectors in 2018, only one third are by female artists. (The Art Newspaper)
  • 2% of artworks by women were sold at auction between 2008 – 2019. More than $196.6 billion has been spent on art at auction during this time frame, and only $4 billion was spent on art made by women (Artnet News). 
  • 5 of the 150 statues in the New York City outdoor public spaces honor women. City Hall has recently confirmed (in March 2019) that an additional 4 to be installed bringing the total to 6% female (New York Times). 
  • 2 works by women have ever broken into the top 100 auction sales for paintings, despite women being the subject matter for approximately half of the top 25. (Artsy, Art Market 2019 Report)

Art4Equality empowers by creating a platform for progress. By supporting the work of underrepresented and marginalized artists, Art4Equality demonstrates the value, quality, and diversity of their contributions to the community, encourages an inclusive dialogue, and promotes equality for all. Art4Equality is a sponsored initiative of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization. Tax-deductible donations are accepted online.

 

Art4Equality was founded by artist and curator Indira Cesarine, founder of The Untitled Space. Since launching gallery in 2015, Cesarine has curated over 35 feminist themed exhibitions and has exhibited artwork by more than 300 female artists. Cesarine launched Art4Equality in order to create more opportunities for female artists including large scale national and international exhibitions, high profile art fairs and public art that can have a greater impact on gender equality in the arts, impact social change, and make a difference for future generations of women.
Learn More – Visit Art4Equality online.

ARTISTS TO BE FEATURED IN ART4EQUALITY x PADDLE8 AUCTION

Alex Janero, Alexandra Rubinstein, Allie Fuller, Allison Hill-Egdar, Anna Cone, Anna Sampson, Anne Barlinckhoff, Annika Connor, Buket Savci, Cabell Molina, Camilla Marie Dahl, Cara Lien, Cavanagh Foyle, Dafna Steinberg, Danielle Siegelbaum, Dara Vandor, Dolly Faibyshev, Dominique Vitali, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Elisa Valenti, Ellen Stagg, Elsa Keefe, Fahren Feingold, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Hiba Schahbaz, Indira Cesarine, Ismael Guerrier, Jessica So Ren Tang, Judy Polstra, Karen Bystedt x Brad Branson, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Katie Commodore, Katy Itter, Katya Zvereva, Kaya Deckelbaum, Lauren Rinaldi, Leah Schrager, Lindsey Guile, Lisa Levy, Logan White, Lynn Bianchi, Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Marcelo Daldoce, Meegan Barnes, Michael Liani, Natasha Wright, Nichole Washington, Peter Beard, Rachel Marks, Rebecca Leveille, Reisha Perlmutter, Robin Tewes, Sarah Maple, Sarah Weber, Savannah Spirit, Sebastian Perinotti, Shaina Craft, Shamona Stokes, Shohei Kondo, Tara Lewis, Tina Maria Elena Bak, Trina Merry, and Victoria Selbach.

Learn more about the exhibit and auction via The Untitled Space.

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