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Frida Kahlo in the Artemisia Memory, an Italian project to raise awareness on gender issues

13 February 2021

"Artemisia Memory" is the latest project of the artistic incubator, born 3 years ago, taking its name from Artemisia Gentileschi, the famous Italian Baroque painter who was the first woman to become a member of the Florence's Academy of the Arts of Drawing in 1616. The project by the La Strada-Der Weg ONLUS Association is part of the WE-Women Empowerment network which is based in Bolzano, in the Italian Northern region of Trentino Alto Adige.

“Artemisia Memory” is a board game consisting of twenty-eight cards depicting fourteen great female figures. The cards were created by Berta Ruiz-Alejos, a young Spanish girl who, after a course of study focused on art, carried out her civil service in the South Tyrolean capital city.

The portrayed women belong to the world of art in its broadest sense, ranging from fashion to photography: Esther Mahalngu - artist, Africa | Sofonisba Anguissola  - painter, Italy | Amrita Sher-Gil - painter, India | Frida Kahlo - painter, Mexico | Coco Chanel - designer, France | Marina Abramovic -artist, Serbia | Artemisia Gentileschi - painter, Italy| Meret Oppenheim - artist, Switzerland | Zaha Hadid - architect, Iraq | Uemura Shoen - illustrator, Japan | Camille Claudel - sculptress, France | Hilma Af Klint - painter, Sweden | Vivian Maier - photographer, USA | Rosaleen Norton - artist, New Zealand.

These are the words used by the ONLUS association to explain the aim of their project: "The game, made in a limited edition, will be mainly distributed to schools and youth associations. The purpose of bringing it to schools is to use it as a teaching tool, so that younger generations are aware of the existence of this rich female world. At the same time we also try, always in a playful way, to show young people that art is not for an elite few, but accessible to all those who want to discover it."