Round Its Gilt Cage

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.” Mary Wollstonecraft

“Round its gilt cage” is a mixed media project which explores the current threat to women’s autonomy through the study of a narrative of one of the most pioneering advocates of women’s rights, equality and education: Mary Wollstonecraft. By employing painting, video and performance, the project attempts to time travel and construct a bridge between contemporary political assault on women’s lives and historical oppression.

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Project Presentation

Sasha Chavchavadze & JoAnne McFarland
October 16, 2019 — January 26, 2020
Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Meredith Bergmann, Deborah Castillo, Sasha Chavchavadze, Maureen Connor, Katya Grokhovsky, Robin Holder, Jee Hwang, Tatiana Istomina, Fabiola Jean–Louis, Carole Kunstadt, Paula Lalala, Nancy Lunsford, Jennifer Mack–Watkins, JoAnne McFarland, Elizabeth Moran, Amanda Nedham, Ann Shostrom, Marisa Williamson, Philemona Williamson, Hong Chun Zhang.
The Old Stone House & Washington Park
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Round its Gilt Cage, 9 mins, 2019