29 August 2017
femfest is a 3-day art festival exploring the work of 70 female visual artists in London. The event was borne from the missions and values for arts festivals to focus on and privilege the voices and experiences of those identifying as women.
10 January 2017
Photography and video works drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery 18 January -16 April.
A couple of years ago, for this very publication, I lambasted the Royal Academy for its Allen Jones retrospective, which applauded a career that unrelentingly and without deviation objectified women. The point which illustrates his latent misogyny is the fact that while his sculptures may have been seen as subversive to the general anti-woman culture of the 60s at the time, […]
This week in Kabul, Afghan artist Kubra Khademi was forced into hiding after publicly wearing a metal suit featuring exaggerated breasts and buttocks. The suit was so designed because “this is all that men see of women”, to highlight the sexual harassment of women. After only eight minutes a mob of men shut her down. On the […]
On a dark evening, Ann (26, a night worker), Una (22, a jobseeker and a single mum), Jin (31, job unknown) and Elvire (26, a migrant worker, nanny) are having a dinner party. It is not clear whether this is a dream or a real setting. As the party progresses, Ann, Una and Elvire become […]
Provocative work by the anonymous Guerrilla Girls artists, a feminist collective famous for combining humor, hard facts and art on street posters, billboards and stickers is the subject of a new exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art. Their creations draw attention to the underrepresentation of women artists and artists of color in museums around […]
“If the erect penis is not wholesome enough to go into museums, it should not be considered wholesome enough to go into women” (Anita Steckel) Anita Steckel – the key feminist artist, little known beyond the underground until art historians discovered her in her 70s and acclaimed her work as masterly and groundbreaking – has […]
Thomas Keane speaks to Josephine King about her second exhibition at Riflemaker, this time exploring the plight of women in the 21st Century An ex-model for Paula Rego, Josephine King burst onto the contemporary art scene in 2010 with her first exhibition of self-portraits. Shockingly dark, these highly confessional works sprung from the artist’s battle […]
Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne to host major new exhibition placing the work of Picasso, Max Beckmann, Willem de Kooning alongside one another to explore their depiction of women This March, Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne will stage a major exhibition investigating the role of the female figure in the works of three of the most influential […]