Women In Windows 👀

Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, California 90012
Mar 02, 7 PM - 10 PM — ends Mar 17, 2019
Women In Windows, a multi-part video installation which focuses on the confluence of culture, religion and society in an exploration of female identity. Six American women from diverse cultural backgrounds, spanning across South Asia, the Middle East, Puerto Rico and Trinidad, will present video artworks which challenge, both in content and in context, society’s definition of femininity. Videos by Alima Lee, Arshia Fatima Haq, Gazelle Samizay, Jasdeep Kang, Muna Malik and Yumna Al-Arashi are placed throughout the windows and storefronts of Chinatown’s historic Chung King Road by Los Angeles-based curator Zehra Ahmed.
This exhibition subverts the societal notion of female-as-object and presents the experiences, feelings and intellects of these women artists of color in an unignorable public forum. Glass boxes, which so often frame their bodies, become windows into the souls and substance of these women, who show us that the multifaceted and deeply personal female perspective cannot be contained by, or simplified to, a skin-deep, male-gaze centric representation of what it means to be female.