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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


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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


Profiles
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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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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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


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Do Lists About Women in the Arts Gloss Over the Problems?

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.In March 2014, The New York … Read More


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Black-Sheep Feminist Artists

In the ’60s and ’70s, a subset of feminist artists pushed the limits of body art, political correctness, and female sexual agency; today their work is more influential than ever Read More


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Jennifer and John Eagle Give $3 M. to Dallas Museum of Art

The prominent Texas couple Jennifer and John Eagle have just pledged $3 million to the Dallas Museum of Art, to renovate one of the museum’s entrances into an open, transitional space, to be called the Eagle Family Plaza. The gift … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Photo of Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in Red starts painting the stove her own color, 1982/2015.


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9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27Workshop: “How To—Instagram | #ICPworkshop” at International Center of Photography Truly a workshop of its time, this event features Instagram photographers with a minimum of 50-500K followers (professionals, in other words) to share “success stories, tips, and tricks.” … Read More


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Consumer Reports: Chris Lux

Chris Lux is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in San Francisco. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Jupiter Woods, London; Stussy, Tokyo; Oakland Museum, Oakland, California; Muddguts, New York; Popular Workshop, San Francisco; and Jancar Jones, Los … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Vero Majano, DJ Brown Amy, and Kari Orvik, The Q-Sides, Volume 10, 2015, C-print, 24 x 30 inches. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND GALERÍA DE LA RAZA, SAN FRANCISCO

‘The Q-Sides’ at Galería de la Raza, San Francisco

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “The Q-Sides” opened this past weekend at Galería de la Raza in San Francisco and is on view until Sunday, July 5. The exhibition presents a series … Read More