Tuesday, March 13, 2007

attention curators & dealers

Click on image to see what the big deal is all about...and check out where it came from.

"...Let’s refresh, once more, on the numbers: Women make up more than half of students in art schools -- at the School of Visual Arts, 71 men enrolled in graduate studies last fall, to 134 women -- yet less than one third of solo shows in Chelsea spotlight women artists..."

6 Comments:

Anonymous m. said...

"(men are) arguably less prone to buy overtly "feminine," let alone feminist, work, or take women seriously (in the current issue of ARTnews, both Ed Winkleman and Zach Feuer admit that "feminism" is simply not a "selling point," which at least proves that their clients prefer women who do not assert themselves.)"

I wonder what the statistics are on men buying art. I would have supposed it was more likely the rich mens' wives or hired decorators choosing the art for them, so I'm not sure that this particular arguement holds water...

Still it was a well-written article, if repetitive.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

solution: people who have the power to do so, should show more women...


...but the reason for showing them should not be JUST because they're women!

11:02 PM  
Anonymous jangles the butler said...

what about gay vs. straight?
I cant even get a meeting with most male gallery owners just because i'm a dtraight male who doesnt like to go in the backdoor.

jeeze...
and what does a guy have to do to get in the door at the sherry washington gallery?

12:02 AM  
Anonymous buttcher said...

If you want to know about Sherry Washington Gallery, you can ask David Fludd, David Driskell, Saffell Gardner, Richard Mayhew, William T Williams, Charles Burwell, Hubert Massey, Bill Sanders, Richard Lewis.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous buttcher said...

Oh, and Jangles, you werent implying that Sherry doesnt show men, were you? I didnt want to misunderstand you

10:00 AM  
Anonymous m. said...

It amazes me that nobody is interested in fighting the nepotism, but instead arguing over how to best perpetuate it for individual benefit. Weird.

6:24 PM  

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