[October 3 2016]
“I’ve definitely been put in situations where I’m not considered seriously as an artist because I’m a woman, and because I’m a model and have a lot of followers in Instagram. So to certain curators, I’m not taken to be a serious artist. I’ve been cast aside in certain situations. Going back to why I engage with a community: it’s not only nice to do projects with friends, but it’s also nice to have a community to discuss ideas in a safe and productive way,” India Menuez in our interview for Purple Fashion.
“So if I can create my own context, with my own group, then I can make work more intelligently within a context, instead of being, like, picked up at random by a gallery and having my work taken out of its context and thrown into a white cube as a group show by a bunch of artists of whom I don’t know what their practice is about.”
Photo Harley Weir