The Female Gaze Part II is dedicated to the digital art collective Goldentailx, a body of artists encompassing photographers, filmmakers and sound artists who use digital technology to explore gender, sexuality, physicality and connectivity. In the words of Goldentailx, the collective 'forge dreamed realities to promote prototypes for a revisionary future'.
Celebrating a diverse selection of artists who identify as female or gender non-binary and whose work reclaims and explores the female form, The Stand’s inaugural auction throws down the gauntlet. Far more than a verbal riposte to the age-old dominance of the white, male perspective in art and culture, The Female Gaze describes an outlook that is open, non-judgemental, progressive and inclusive of all marginalised people and their allies, while challenging those entrenched power structures so deftly communicated by the image since men began portraying women as passive objects of male desire.
In a rapidly changing landscape, innovation is a necessity. Responding to the pre-pandemic art market which already felt outdated and inspired by recent developments in the ways we live and use technology, The Stand is a pioneering digital platform where selling art, supporting artists and funding social causes form a virtuous circle we describe as ‘commercial philanthropy.’