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Open call for Arab female artists_Xabaca_2 - Jiwar Barcelona
XABACA PROJECT_2_ 2018 INTERNATIONAL NETWORK AGAINST CENSORSHIP AND STEREOTYPES ON ARAB’S WOMEN ART Women artists for social transformation TOPIC Xabaca was born from the collaboration of Novact (BCN), Al Fanar (Madrid) and Jiwar (BCN). It wants to support female Arab creators for two reasons: their role in social transformation through art and for the double oppression they face for being artists and women. Very often, cultural creation is a tool to visualize and cross red lines of power structures and facilitates the questioning of the status quo. Female creators face a very specific type of repression. Patriarchy and the defiance towards the status quo generate a particular form of restraint which affects women in a different way than it affects men. The public and the political role of female creators is reduced, by minimizing the distribution, exposure and advocacy of their products. Xabaca puts forward the realization of artistic works linked to this whole context, taking into account the importance of gender and repression as fundamental aspects of the defense of freedom of expression and free creation of female Arab artists. In the mean time, Jiwar-NovAct-AlFanar will work to give a feedback to the Catalan and Spanish society spreading the …