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Women in the Art World

The June 2015 issue of ARTnews explores the position of women in the arts today by looking at current statistics, asking artists of several generations to respond to those figures, and analyzing the stereotypes that women encounter in the art world Read More

Installation view of 'Park McArthur: Ramps' at Essex Street.COURTESY ESSEX STREET

Artadia Awards Grants to All 10 New York Finalists

For its first round of artist grants in New York, the nonprofit organization Artadia announced that it is giving prizes to all 10 of its finalists. This is also the first time they’ve given all of their finalists grants.Park McArthur … Read More

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Here’s The 2015 Expo Chicago Exhibitor List

Expo Chicago is returning for its fourth edition this year, running from September 17 to 20 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. The contemporary and modern art fair will feature 140 leading international galleries from 15 countries and 40 cities, a … Read More

Doe Deere's Instagram post.

$90 vs. $90,000: SuicideGirls Are Selling Their Richard Prince-Appropriated Instagram Photos

It was only a matter of time before Richard Prince mined Instagram, a free and open source of everyone’s personal images, for material.First presented at the Gagosian in New York last September, Prince’s blown-up screenshots of Instagram photos—to which he has … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Portrait of Agostino Mascardi, black, red, and white chalk on paper. ©BEAUX-ARTS DE PARIS/T. OLLIVIER/J.-M. LAPELERIE

‘Portraits From the École des Beaux-Arts Paris’ at The Drawing Center

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris” is currently on view at The Drawing Center in New York until June 28. Forty works have been chosen from the … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
At the opening of the project on May 8.ARTNEWS

Reopen Christoph Büchel’s Mosque Project in Venice

Last Friday, Venetian authorities closed Christoph Büchel’s functioning mosque in a disused church in the city, the Swiss artist’s project for the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale, saying that it had did not have the proper permits and was … Read More

A portion of the computer code for an algorithm that recently sold at auction, designed by Chris Maury at Pittsburgh-based Conversant Labs.


Morning Links: Algorithms Edition

Boston has been named the most inspiring city for young artists. [Hyperallergic]Group show, “Die Marmory Show II: Impoverishment,” curated by Nikola Dietrich and featuring Leidy Churchman, Shannon Ebner, Judith Hopf, Tobias Madison, Park McArthur, Manfred Pernice & Martin Städeli, Christoph Schäfer, … Read More

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1987 portrait by Martin Bell.


Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Has Died at 75

Mary Ellen Mark, humanist photographer and filmmaker, died yesterday, Memorial Day, at the age of 75.Mark was born in 1940, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and was taking pictures with a Box Brownie at the age of nine. By 1966, … Read More

Installation view of the second part of 'The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary' at Lulu.

‘Small Gesture, Big Impact': At the Inaugural Lulennial in Mexico City

“Everybody touch everybody else’s ass.”A friend, six strangers, and I begin a veritable game of Twister to follow this instruction. The robotic voice that issued it has also told us to make lusty, direct eye contact with another member of … Read More

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Women in the Art World: Editor’s Letter

“Well, first—that term, ‘women artists.’ I was talking to Joan Mitchell at a party about ten years ago when a man came up to us and said, ‘What do you women artists think…’ Joan grabbed my arm and said, ‘Elaine, … Read More

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Cara Despain’s 2014 poster for Micol Hebron’s Gallery Tally project representing the overall percentage of women artists represented in New York and L.A. galleries. COURTESY CARA DESPAIN FOR MICOL HEBRON’S GALLERY TALLY PROJECT

Women in the Art World: An Introduction

In the 45 years since Linda Nochlin provocatively asked in ARTnews, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” we have regularly revisited the question, wondering whether, as Nochlin argued, institutional power structures have made it “impossible for women to … Read More

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The Guerrilla Girls' 1986 “Report Card” along Pussy Galore's 2015 version.  ©1986 GUERRILLA GIRLS; ©2015 PUSSY GALORE

Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women artists are in a far better position today than they were 45 years ago, when Linda … Read More

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Kathleen Gilje, Linda Nochlin in Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Begère, 2005. COLLECTION THE ARTIST/COURTESY THAMES & HUDSON INC.

Linda Nochlin on Feminism Then and Now

The following is a companion Q&A to Maura Reilly’s examination of the status of Women in the Art World, “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes.” Our coverage begins with our Editor’s Letter.Maura Reilly: At what point in … Read More

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On Sexism in the Art World

The following is a companion essay to Maura Reilly’s examination of the status of Women in the Art World, “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes.” Our coverage begins with our Editor’s Letter.The art world, with its various … Read More