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…
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.
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Alee Garibay, one of the artists featured in 7.23% (our upcoming exhibit), answers the question: "Why does Art Matter?". Come and join the conversation between Ms. Garibay, curator Marika Constantino, and some of the featured artists of our first virtual exhibit on August 14, 2020 at 7:23 PM! 7.23% represents the percentage of the total number of artworks made by women artists in the Valencia collection. RSVP: bit.ly/RSVP_723 Special thanks to: Austrian Embassy Manila Barefoot Wine Mirassou Wine
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.