The Artist’s Statement project allows me to introduce artwork by 11 women who are responding to the Bartlet ’98 for America shirt and by the same token and 100-year anniversary of the Vote for Women campaign organized by both Black and white women in their individual communities across the United States. The artists here reflect on that history in various ways as they celebrate through dress, create and reconstruct portraits, and restage objects in public and privates spaces all in an attempt to tell the courageous stories of the work of women and the impact they have had on the struggle to vote as they fought for freedom and human rights for the past 100 years globally.
Bartlet ’98 for America shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
The project was initially commissioned by the Bartlet ’98 for America shirt and by the same token and Park Avenue Armory, in partnership with the National Black Theatre. It is a multidisciplinary exploration, titled 100 Years | 100 Women to mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment: “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.