Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Review of The Body in Women’s Art Now, Part 3 – ReCreation at ROLLO Contemporary Art
The Body in Women’s Art Now
Part 3 – ReCreation
ROLLO Contemporary Art
20 January – 2 March 2012
Philippa Found, the director of ROLLO Contemporary Art, initiated the three part exhibition, The Body in Women’s Art Now, in 2009, as a response to the massive under-representation of women artists in the canon of western art history. Of the 2,300 works on show in the National Gallery, for example, just four of these are paintings by women artists, and, at Tate Modern, women artists represent just 12% of the collection, with only 29% of solo exhibitions between 2000-2009 representing women artists’ work. Since the early years of the feminist art movement, in the 1960s and 70s, the body has played a key role in many women artists’ work as they have sought to reclaim its image from the male gaze of earlier centuries. The three exhibitions in this series, which have each been shown at ROLLO Contemporary Art in London and at the New Hall Art Collection in Cambridge, concentrate on work created by a range of international women artists since the year 2000 in which the body is a central component.
To read the rest of this review, please go to: http://blog.darlingcollective.com/?p=303