Female Revolution In Dance & Art
Female Revolution In Dance & Art (F.R.I.D.A) project is an initiative conceived by Pia Cabble, Minna Salami and FORWARD UK Ambassador Bumi Thomas in Collaboration with Cre8 Life style centre. This exhibition is a celebration of the extraordinary life of Frida Kahlo, an artist whose unforgettable imagery combined cruelty and wit, honesty and insolence, pain and empowerment.
Stimulating dialogue and inspiring women to overcome adversity through creative Liberation, Kahlo’s story stretches across the fabric of time, her innovative use of imaginative realism and a means of socio political commentary on the affairs of women encouraged dynamic artistic practise and inspired women to use the arts as a platform to raise key issues about women’s rights, the perception of disability and challenging limitations set by stereotypes.
“The inherent strength of women has always been a source of inspiration for artists.”
-Patson Ncube, Kizito Arts Movement& CRE8 Curator
ABOUT THE EVENT
This unusual gallery event was a stimulating retrospective and a dynamic multidisciplinary showcase inspired by the legacy of Frida Kahlo. On the eve of March 2nd 20XIII, we took you places where abstraction meets realism in a historically relevant dance of female liberation using a delicate yet bold fusion of fine art forms to ensure the experience was an opening night you won’t forget.
The underlying theme of Freedom through expression opens the doorway to a Modern interpretation of Frida Kahlo through the reflections of her work as a historical female figure; Feminist Icon, Human rights activist and Pioneering Avant-Garde Artist exhibited in conjunction with Women’s International Month 2013 which is translated in the art work presented at the gallery.
The Exhibition ran from Saturday March 2nd to Friday March 8th 20XIII
The work of the following Artists were exhibited :
Tierra Armstrong & Bumi Thomas