In Italy, as in other countries, the ambition of achieving true equal opportunity via the deconstruction of gender stereotypes remains an unfulfilled ambition. What’s more, in the pandemic period the rather slight progress made in the field of gender equality risks being swept away just at the time when women’s experience and leadership is needed more than ever to anchor resilience and enact social recovery.
The winds of change are being felt and in the contemporary arts this new energy is also coming from the Windmill Art Power Plant, founded by Laura Facchini in the summer of 2020. The Association’s aims are to help women artists over the hurdles of constraint and prejudice in order to launch their careers; to place the complexity of women’s experience at the center of cultural discussion; to create a lasting network to jumpstart the participation of women artists (not just the Italians) in all fields of culture and the arts. Artworks by women must be seen, their voices heard.

Mobile Art Action : ART IS IN YOUR HANDS

The artist Laura VdB Facchini of the Association Nonprofit WindMill ART POWER PLANT, together with the artists Myriam Cappelletti and Antonia Trevisan, realized the video: ART IS IN YOUR HANDS to promote the birth of the project W.A.D. &community. The birthday of the project will be symbolically on March, 8th 2021 the International Day of Women and aims to create a database that will collect, propagate and preserve the work of female artists internationally. Every woman, not only women artists, has the art of life in her hands. Therefore activate the network, foster the sisterhood in life and art! We urge you to be part of this collective digital action. Please share this video with your contacts so that we can all celebrate this significant day on every level.
Laura (Van der Bol) Facchini is a visual artist of Dutch origins. She obtained at the University of
Florence a Degree in Design and Management of Events and Entertainment Enterprises. She is the
creator of the project Women Visual Artists Database.