"Girls and women, in their new, particular unfolding, will only in passing imitate men's behavior and misbehavior and follow in male professions. Once the uncertainty of such transitions is over it will emerge that women have only passed through the spectrum and the variety of those (often laughable) disguises in order to purify their truest natures from the distorting influences of the other sex [...]. This humanity which inhabits woman, brought to term in pain and humiliation, will, once she has shrugged off the conventions of mere femininity through the transformations of her outward status, come clearly to light, and men, who today do not yet feel it approaching, will be taken by surprise and struck down by it. One day (there are already reliable signs which speak for it and which begin to spread their light, especially in the northern countries), one day there will be girls and women whose name will no longer just signify the opposite of the male but something in their own right, something which does not make one think of any supplement or limit but only of life and existence: the female human being."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letter to a Young Poet
Violinist Nune Melik. Photo by Manuel Rusca
Pianist Francesca Khalifa and photographer Manuel Rusca come together in creating, realizing and curating a gallery of portraits of women identifying artists who are actively engaged in their communities on matter of social, cultural, racial justice.
The opening of the exhibition will be hosted by the Revelation Gallery in Manhattan in Spring 2024 (date TBA).
224 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014