Exhibition : "Reviving the Baroque: Women in an Inclusive World"

The Baroque comes to life in the present. This exhibition explores the role of women during the Baroque period (1600-1750) and places it in a contemporary context of inclusivity and diversity. How would the world have looked if the social norms and values of the 21st century had already been in effect during the Baroque period?

Main Themes:

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment:

  • Representation and reality: From the paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi to contemporary art, the journey of women as artists and subjects.
  • The role of women in the Baroque era and their contributions to art, science, and politics, translated to the modern-day struggle for gender equality.

Race and Culture:

  • An inclusive historical reinterpretation: Visibility of women from different ethnic backgrounds in the art and society of the Baroque.
  • Diverse cultural influences and how they shape our contemporary artistic and social landscapes.


  • The intersection of gender, race, and culture: Stories of women overcoming multiple barriers and how these narratives resonate in a modern context.
  • From Marie de' Medici to contemporary pioneers: How intersectional identity has shaped women's experiences through the centuries.

Sources of Inspiration:

  • Artemisia Gentileschi: One of the most renowned female artists of the Baroque, whose works highlight the strength and struggle of women.
  • Marie de' Medici: An influential princess and art patron, who used her power to exert cultural and political influence.
  • Nola Hendryks: A contemporary inspiration for gender diversity, representing the voices of diverse women interpreted through AI in modern visualizations.

Interactive Elements:

  • Digital Portraits: A collection of digital portraits that reimagine iconic women from the Baroque period in a modern context, featuring inclusive representations of various ethnicities and gender identities. The AI images are created by Annelies Nuy, an artist with a background in fashion and a visionary outlook.
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Installations: Experience the Baroque period through the eyes of a woman in 2024, with interactive VR experiences that transport visitors to an inclusive world full of Baroque splendor.
  • Panel Discussions and Workshops: Dialogues on the historical and contemporary struggles for inclusivity and equality, featuring guest speakers from the arts, academia, and activism.

Objective of the Exhibition:

This exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the influence of historical representations on our current perceptions of gender, race, and culture. The goal is to raise awareness and encourage broader acceptance and inclusivity in all aspects of society.

"Reviving the Baroque: Women in an Inclusive World" offers a unique opportunity to connect the past and the present and to reflect on an inclusive future where everyone, regardless of gender, race, or cultural background, has their rightful place.  see the exhibition. https://www.anasaea.com/viewExhibition/WKoZ5bzbKi4QbHWiX