This exhibition aims to draw attention to international women's issues in a positive and symbolic way, through art. 8 leading female Belgian artists, some of them established artists who gained national and international recognition during the last 25 years; some of them younger artists who recently, slowly but surely, have made international headway, were invited by Geukens & De Vil gallery. All of them accepted to create a work for which they drew inspiration from the resolution or which refers to the position of women in general. The show travels to the Chelsea Art Museum in N.Y. where also a number of American artists have accepted to take part of the show.
The unanimous adoption of UN-SCR-1325 in 2000 was a break-through in the evolution of international women issues, peace and security issues. It was the first formal and legal document from the UN Security Council that requires parties in a conflict to respect women's rights and to support their participation in peace negociations and in post-conflict reconstruction. UN-SCR-1325 was the first Resolution specifically addressing the disproportionate and unique impact of war on women and women's sustainable peace. It urges women's equal and full participation as active agents in peace and security.
The gallery will donate their proceeds of sales from the show to ‘SOS.
Stop sexual terror in East Congo’