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Only 16% of the most recent Venice Biennale artists were female. A mere 14% of MoMA's 2016 display is by non-white artists. Only one third of artists represented by US galleries are female, but over two-thirds of the enrolment in art and art-history programmes is young women... The fight for gender and race equality in the art world is far from over. Indeed, the more closely one examines the numbers, the more glaring it becomes that white, Euro-American, heterosexual, privileged and, above all, male artists continue to dominate the art world. Arranged in thematic sections focusing on feminism, race and sexuality, this book examines and illustrates pioneering examples of exhibitions that have broken down boundaries and demonstrated that new approaches are possible, from Nochlin's 'Women Artists' at the LACMA in the mid-1970s to Martin's 'Carambolages' in 2016 at the Grand Palais in Paris. By exposing both the disparities and inclusive solutions, the author addresses the urgent need in the contemporary art world for curatorial strategies that provide alternatives to exclusionary models of collecting and display. In so doing, she provides an invaluable source of information for current thinkers and, in a world dominated by visual culture, a vital source of inspiration for today's ever-expanding new generation of curators.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780500239704
Audience: Tertiary Education (US: College)
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 8 Mar 2018
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23(H) x 17.5(L)
Weight (gm): 850

 

Reviews

'A fascinating, well-told account ... the art world would do well to heed the arguments of this provocative and informative book' - Art Quarterly

 

Author Biography

Maura Reilly is the founding curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she organized the critically acclaimed Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art, co-curated with Linda Nochlin.
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