Dates of Exhibition
February 26 - March 17, 2019
Windows along Chung King Road, LA, CA 90012
Saturday March 2, 2019 - 7.00pm - 10.00pm, Chungking Studio, 975 Chung King Road, LA, CA 90012
Women In Windows is a multi-video installation placed throughout the storefronts and windows of Chung King Road in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Curated by Zehra Ahmed, the installation presents the work of Alima Lee, Arshia Fatima Haq, Gazelle Samizay, Jasdeep Kang, Muna Malik and Yumna Al-Arashi; six American women from diverse cultural backgrounds, spanning across South Asia, the Middle East, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.
This exhibition subverts the societal notion of female-as-object and presents the experiences, feelings and intellects of six 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.