AMAZON WOMAN EXHIBITION
NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NYC, BEGINNING MARCH 30TH, 2000
|Kim Chizevsky, as photographed by Bill Dobbins - one of the art works on display at the Amazon Woman Exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC.|
"Women's Bodybuilding will not be discovered by the 'general public.' It will not grow from the grassroots up. It will be appreciated at the elite levels first - by the art world, by sophisticated fashion circles, by models and actresses who depend on their physical appearance for their success, and this appreciation will trickle downwards to find eventual mass acceptance."
I wrote the words above for an article in Flex Magazine some 10 years ago and we are finally beginning to see this come to pass. Ironically, as the physique magazines seem to be announcing the "death" of female bodybuilding, the aesthetic development of the muscular female body is gradually being embraced by the world of art, show business and the media. Women in New York and Los Angeles are hiring personal trainers and going into the gym to "pump iron." Actresses like Angela Bassett and Linda Hamilton have muscles that would have won physique competitions in the early 1980s. Little by little, the revolution is beginning to spread.
One sign of this is the Amazon Woman Exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, which brings together dozens of artists to give us their creative vision of the modern, aesthetically-developed muscular female, as well as a series of posing exhibitions and seminars on the subject of female muscle.