Grace Roselli

Pandora's BoxX Project: Brooklyn
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2024
Location: DUMBO

Pandora’s BoxX Project is a photographic portrait series documenting and celebrating the changing face and profound cultural influence of womxn artists and art practitioners (inclusive of trans, non-binary, and female individuals) over the past six decades. Pandora’s BoxX Project: Brooklyn will focus on the cultural influence of diverse multigenerational womxn in the arts based throughout Brooklyn. Public panel discussions with project participants will be held during the year. Since the feminist and civil rights revolutions of the 1960s, womxn have fundamentally reshaped how we experience art and culture, yet their historic and artistic achievements remain under-recognized, under-valued, and often near invisible, within the contemporary art canon, the mainstream media, and the more recent generations. The project brings together an art historical archive; from womxn artists and art practitioners working since the 60’s through subsequent generations of visionaries with radically expanding notions of identity, methods of working, and communication platforms. The power of this project is its portraits and their accompanying stories. These are the unacknowledged histories behind our contemporary art world—As we actively engage with art history, we are creating a new and living history.