October 30, 2013

Two Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys 

“This is an art season that could make you think that the feminist movement never happened,” art critic Deborah Solomon said on WNYC last month.

The fall lineup–Balthus at the Met, Magritte at MoMA, Chris Burden at the New Museum, Robert Indiana at the Whitney, Robert Motherwell at the Guggenheim, and Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1–makes it seem as though the bad boys are not the artists, but the people who program the city’s art museums with a depressing consistency of race and gender.  

There’s some good news, though. Women might be finally getting credit for cave painting, for one thing. Also, the feminist sensibility is alive and well in other art venues, if you know where to look.

Here are two examples: Wangechi Mutu, whose show Fantastic Journey is at  at the Brooklyn Museum, and Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi, whose most violent and famous painting, Judith Slaying Holofernes (ca. 1620), is on loan from the Uffizi to the Art Institute of Chicago

Meet the rest of the “Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys” at artnews.com

(From Top): Wangechi Mutu, The Bride Who Married a Camel’s Head, 2009, mixed-media collage on mylar. ©WANGECHI MUTU. COURTESY DEUTSCHE BANK COLLECTION, GERMANY, K20100083. IMAGE COURTESY OF SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS. PHOTO: MATHIAS SCHORMANN. Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes, ca. 1620, oil on canvas. COURTESY GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI, FLORENCE.

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