RADIATE your intimate nature inthis INTERNATIONAL and interdisciplinary CIRCLE of women.
HEROINES is a non-profit, non-governmental platform founded in 2019 by a collective of self made women from different countries and artistic backgrounds. Each year, artists and cultural managers create a radical innovate project that aims to create about female intimacy in places where the topic is still taboo. We strive to engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary practices in order to open a discussion, stimulate future imaginaries, and overcome societal issues related to female intimacy. The Heroines create every year a nomadic exhibition called the Enclosed Garden which journeys into the female psyche. This project creates an experience for the audience as much as a a deep healing process for the participants.
Through site-specific research, we dismantle explicit and implicit forms of censorship in order to celebrate and better apprehend female intimacy. We promote networking between local cultural managers, artists and institutions who would have never been able to meet without this initiative since they come from different countries, social conditions, education and artistic backgrounds: 6 artists from abroad and 6 artists from the target country collaborate together.
In only 3 weeks, the selected artists learn to live, work, and create together an exhibition. HEROINES prove here that a cultural project can be handle in countries in development with a small budget. With such an intensive format, we nourish creativity and delivers spontaneous and uncompromising art.
The exhibition opens only after dark, when focus is at its peak, and mental barriers can break down. We create a safe and free space for artists to present their inner world and for the audience to experience art. The artworks of the exhibition are not only observed: they are touched, listened to, and even smelled. HEROINES is a full body experience.
HEROINES covers the travels expenses, material costs, perdiems, accommodations, workspaces, and the exhibition venue for 12 artists per year. Our artistic practices are based on intensive research that bridges anthropology, sociology and psychology into a new form of collective exploration.
Abandoned building in Tbilisi,
A labyrinth of alcoves for women.
September => Research & creation
October => Exhibition & Talks
Celia Stroom GERMANY
Bussaraporn Thongchai THAILAND
Sarai Merodio Ogara SPAIN
Diane Barbe GERMANY
Benedetta Barzini ITALY
Rezvan Farsijani IRAN
Stephanie-Lucie Mathern FRANCE
Laure Slabiak FRANCE
Natacha Nikouline FRANCE
Elsa Stroom FRANCE
Salomé Jashi GEORGIA
Ekaterina Makhatadze GEORGIA
Nino Namitcheishvili GEORGIA
Xosilita Xose GEORGIA
Imako Gogiashvili GEORGIA
Nutsa Iashvili GEORGIA
Ketevan Gunia GEORGIA
Tinatin Tsurkava GEORGIA
Ketevan Kutateladze GEORGIA
Tam Poniava GEORGIA
you are an artist or a cultural manager
you work on the topic of women empowering
you speak in english
you are ready to open up about your intimacy
you can teach to others and learn from them
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