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Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art Holds Virtual Exhibit for Female Artists

The exhibit, entitled 7.23%, will feature works from 44 female artists.

In recent months, everything has gone digital—businesses, work, and even attractions, vacations, and tours. Even the Vatican Museums went digital after they posted some of their artworks together with Pope Francis’ interpretations of them.

With the quarantine in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, going virtual and digital has been the most ideal thing to do. It may be generating less income than usual, but at least it helps keep everyone—guests and staff alike—safe in their own homes. (Read: LOOK: Vatican Museum experts discover Raphael’s last two paintings)

Tomorrow, August 14, another museum is going virtual for their exhibit. The Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) will be launching its free virtual art exhibit featuring works from an all-female lineup of artists. Entitled “7.23%,” the exhibit will showcase artworks from 44 female artists on the museum’s Facebook page from August 14 to October 19.

Come and join the live conversation between the curator of this exhibit, and some of the featured artists of our first…

Posted by Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

ILOMOCA for Women

The reason as to why the exhibit is named 7.23% is that it is the percentage of artworks displayed at the ILOMOCA that is made by women.

“Beyond acknowledging an imbalance in art and cultural institutions, the figure also represents the disproportionate realities faced by women, as manifested in pay gaps and domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence,” the museum’s press release said. They added that it is a challenge for ILOMOCA to provide more opportunities for women artists to be known and for their art to be displayed more on its walls. (Read: Meet Natalia Tsarkova, the Pope’s Official Painter)

Ironically, the 7.23% exhibit coincides with the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta for Women. The magna carta, which promotes and protects the rights of women, was signed into law on August 14, 2009.

The 7.23% exhibit will be launched on August 14 at 7:23pm via livestream on ILOMOCA’s Facebook page. It will be free of charge and can be accessed by everyone.

For more updates and information on the exhibit, you may also check the ILOMOCA website or email them at [email protected]

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