portrait of a woman
Saturday, 31 March 2018.
5:00 - 9:00 PM
By Invitation Only.
Kanbi is delighted to present its second salon show in collaboration with a private host. Portrait Of A Woman is a one day group exhibition featuring works by four mid-career and emerging artists based in Lagos.
Traditionally, femininity is construed as a woman’s identity based on traits, attributes and expectations that are socially and culturally constructed. But how might we redefine what it means to be a woman in today’s world? Portrait Of A Woman is a curated collection of works exploring the notion of feminine identity in contemporary society. Through the works, the salon examines the concept of ideal femininity in the context of a patriarchal social system that has short-changed femininity through the concept of gender which presupposes that a woman is secondary to man based on biological and physiological differences. A notion that reinforces the stereotypical labels of weakness, passivity and subordination.
Portrait of A Woman is a pictorial discourse on ideal femininity - beauty, expectation, status and aspiration. Through a variety of mediums, each artist contributes their perspective on the discourse.