The idea is simple: a gathering and photographic portrait of New York’s female and female-identifying artists at the Brooklyn Museum. In August, artist Kim Schoenstadt launched her Now Be Here project at Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles during the exhibition Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women: 1947 – 2016, in which I was honored to be included. This first gathering inspired 733 artists to come together for a historic group photograph documenting their presence. Now, Kim continues this project in New York City, at the Brooklyn Museum, which is close to my heart, as it launches a season of programming in celebration of the ten year anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum. Photographer Paola Kudacki documented our group portrait and Kim was our guide on Sunday, October 23, 2016 for the New York iteration of this exciting initiative.
Photo by Paola Kudacki, courtesy of Kim Schoenstadt, Shinique Smith, and The Brooklyn Museum