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Maria Fernanda Cardoso in Not All That Glitters Is Gold: A Selection of Works by Women Artists in the Mosquera Collection (Part III) at Art@Work

María Fernanda Cardoso, Fish Face, Bat Face, Chicken Face, 2003. HDV Pal single-channel colour video, 4:26 min

The three-part collective exhibition, celebrates the twenty-year anniversary of Art@Work. It showcases paintings, works on paper, sculptures, installations, photographs and video from female artists in the collection. Themes dealing with home, loss, love, sex, identity, innocence, morality, religion, politics, oppression, racism, destruction and death are explored in this exhibition. In Part III there are seventy-five artworks on display, including ten videos shown looped on three screens.

The title was inspired by one of Ali Prosch’s pieces in Part I Rolling in the Deep, Adele Based on Adele’s Rolling in the Deep by songwriters, Adele Lauri Blue Adkins and Paul Richard Epworth. The song’s theme of empowerment is used to highlight the tremendous talent of women artists. The ‘can do, do not underestimate me’ attitude of the song rings clear in the Mosqueras’ admiration of women artists dating from the time they began to collect in 1989. Liza and Arturo have over two thousand artworks by female artists in their collection.

The international scope of the exhibitions is attested by the representation of women artists from across the globe. Part III will boast the participation of fifty-four artists with background from twenty-one different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, French Caribbean, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Venezuela).