All posts in Women artists

‘100% Women’ will feature women only in a year-long programme at Richard Saltoun Gallery

In less than a month the Richard Saltoun Gallery (RSG) will embark on a year-long programme of exhibitions solely focused on female artists. As part of the gallery’s ongoing commitment to supporting artists who are under-recognized and under-represented, RSG will use their exhibitions as a protest against gender inequalities still prominent in the art world […]

Hilma af Klint at Guggenheim Museum: Mystical Experience After Dark

From October 2018 to April 2019 The Guggenheim Museum in New York is exhibiting the monumental works of Hilma af Klint. The solo exhibition, “Paintings from the Future,” has been used as a body of work, including large format paintings, as well as exquisite pastels and watercolors. One notable gallery room – which has become […]

Annette Messager’s imaginary love affair with Giacometti

A surprising, often subversive carte blanche on view at the Giacometti Institute through January 13, 2019, pairs works by contemporary French artist Annette Messager with those by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti in the institute’s new Paris space.       Messager conceived of the exhibition as an imaginary “love affair” with the deceased artist, inventing […]

The good, bad, and the ugly: 2018 in review

As the year draws to an end, it feels like the best time to look back at the art world’s highs and lows. So, we’ve summed 2018 up for you here. The good: Banksy, Banksy, Banksy… This year, it seems like Banksy just hasn’t stopped. Whether it was when he shredded his own artwork minutes […]

Forgotten women artists highlighted by new database

‘The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.’ In 1929, Virginia Woolf’s feminist text A Room of One’s Own was published. This quote by the writer, nearly 90 years later, still rings true as the fight for women’s rights has morphed from Women’s Suffrage (highlighted […]

Jenny Saville’s “Propped”: Female Worth in the Art Market

Throughout art history, women have struggled to break the shackles of the muse and gain the same footing as male artists. The battle for equality in the art world goes beyond recognition or exhibitions and asserts itself in auction houses. Yet, on October 5, Jenny Saville’s Propped (1992) sold for an astounding £9.5 million at […]