Friday, October 03, 2008 5:17 PM
On August 28, 2008, Senator John McCain's announcement of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate for the Republican presidential ticket in the United States stirred up emotions and controversy. Much of the reaction stems from her biography. Palin, a former small-town mayor, has governed her state for less than two years. A mother of five children, including a baby with Down Syndrome, Palin, 44, identifies as a conservative Christian, a gun enthusiast and an avid moose hunter. She is the first female Republican VP candidate; the only other major-party female VP candidate was Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.
On September 3, 2008, Palin spoke to supporters at the Republican National Convention, officially accepting her nomination. Since her speech, conversations have been rampant all over the United States, but I.M.O.W. has been curious about what those outside of the United States are saying. Here is a selection of thoughts and reactions from women bloggers around the world.
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Friday, July 11, 2008 4:36 PM
Many contemporary women artists use their body to make a political statement. Artist Ingrid Mwangi is one of them, creating work that is innovative, visually striking and often shocking. She spent the first 15 years of her life in Kenya and has been living in Germany ever since. Through photography, performance, sound, installation and video, she's created a "body of work" that questions both social and political conventions. Mwangi writes: My body is the only thing that I own... I react, interpret and question the clichés and stereotypes with which I am faced... I use art to awaken consciences.
Sunday, January 03, 2010 4:49 AM
In many parts of the world and throughout history, women have come into leadership positions and been known as "Iron Ladies" because of their powerful husbands. One such figure was Jiang Qing, a woman who came to be called Madame Mao and who, after Chairman's death, fell from grace with the Chinese people. Stefan R. Landsberger, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Culture at the University of Amsterdam, tell us through images the incredible story of Madame Mao's rise to power and her tragic downfall.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:12 PM
Je choisirai ici la métaphore du théâtre pour présenter un projet qui consistait en une transposition en images de textes préalablement construits. Comme le metteur en scène permet au texte de se métamorphoser et de renaître théâtre, je présenterai ici un glissement, de l'individu femme vers le personnage. Partie intégrante d'un cycle, qui a débuté, il y a plus d'un an, explorer les angles multiples de la représentation en ne s'intéressant qu'à un nombre restreint d'individus. Une installation en deux temps, où mon image se confronte à ma voix. Une œuvre sonore transmettant celle-ci, mes mots, petits récits entre réalité et fiction qui témoignent de mes rencontres. Entretiens, qui deviennent un prétexte à créer une image témoins, dans une tentative irrationnelle de ramener un individu à la simplicité du portrait. Un portrait double qui interroge l'image dans son essence et qui questionne comment elle trompe le regard. La photographie qui sème le doute face à ce que l'on voit et qui ramène le visage à l'état de masque, de mascarade.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:53 PM
This series of paintings is based on my relationship with my younger sister. We have grown up together, then grown apart, then grown back together again, stronger than before. Throughout the years, we have developed a deep friendship and enjoy many shared memories.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:21 PM
This animation represents my recent work, which relates to digital art and photography. I interpret well-known songs and, through my voice, my point of view and my art, I make them seen anew by the world.