We’re accustomed to seeing ourselves through the lens of the male gaze – both through art and through other male-oriented parameters of societal expectation and decorum. In this series, we sought submissions of original artwork from female artists that focus on female perception and female gaze, to offer a view of the world through the eyes of its young womxn.
The selected works explore the feeling of disconnection, of having to redefine and re-examine identity in light of new environments. Whether it is missing their country of birth, a longing for new surroundings, or a desire to connect to a sense of ‘home’, each artist sheds light on the attempt to find grounding in times of instability. While some speak to the ways in which perceptions of the female experience can differ depending on societal contexts and norms, all show how individual expression can act as a medium through which solace can be found.
This exhibition explores the experiences of refugee girls through art and poetry by Kim Abi Zeid Daou.
What are modern experiences of the transition from girlhood to womanhood? In CUSP, a sculptor and three photographers consider this period of transition and document its boundary-blurring state.