Women and art

Measuring equality in the art world.

Susan Hiller

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Reminder to self: go see the Susan Hiller exhibition at Tate Britain before it ends on the 15 May.

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March 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Sarah Moon

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Suzanne aux tuileries by Sarah Moon

Don’t miss Sarah Moon’s exhibition at Fotografiska in Stockholm if you happen to be in Sweden this month.

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March 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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Guerrilla Girls

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Guerrilla Girls is a group of anonymous women who use dead female artist names as pseudonyms and wear gorilla masks in public. But that is not all they do. They are feminists who are trying to make the world aware of the sexism and racism in the art world through posters, stickers and different actions. This year the Guerrilla Girls are focusing, among other things, on the sexism in the Irish art world. To read more about this project and see their funny and thought provoking posters click here.

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November 26, 2009 at 11:16 am

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Sara Ramo

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At the moment you can find the photographer Sara Ramo’s work at the Photographer’s Gallery in Soho in London. The exhibition is called Movable Planes and is supposed to be “inspired by the innocence of childhood and magical realism.”

It’s not an exhibiton that makes you go “wow!” at first glance and just looking at the pictures doesn’t make much sense since they’re not aesthetically appealing (except for the picture above), but Ramo has put much thought in her art which makes it interesting. Originally from Spain, Ramo went to university in Brazil and is now based in Paris.

The paper balls are supposed to represent thoughts that were never followed through, but that are still there invading your space.

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November 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm

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Marianne North

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In the 19th century Marianne North travelled all around the world painting exotic plants. She never married since she didn’t want to be someone’s “maid”. Darwin was a friend of her and it was he who suggested that she should go to Australia and New Zealand which she also did. During her travels she painted beautiful artworks like the one above and they can nowadays be found in The Marianne North Gallery in Kew Gardens in London.

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November 20, 2009 at 11:53 am

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Frida Kahlo

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Lots of lovely pictures and paintings but turn of the sound.

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November 19, 2009 at 8:15 pm

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Diablo Cody

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In this month’s issue of Frankie Magazine (a pretty and awesome Australian based mag run by Lara Burke and Jo Walker) we can read about the very talented script writer Diablo Cody. The woman behind Academy Award winning Juno has written a new film called Jennifer’s body which was released in the UK last week. This time Cody’s left the quirky comedy genre and thrown herself into High School Horror. The film is about Jennifer, a possessed cheerleader who has returned from the dead to haunt and eat (!) her male classmates. It’s up to her friend Needy to put an end to the horror.

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November 17, 2009 at 9:53 am

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