Saturday, 19 October 2013

Review of 2Q13: Women Artists, Women Collectors at Lloyd’s Club

2Q13: Women Artists, Women Collectors
curated by Marcelle Joseph and Lydia Cowpertwait
Lloyd’s Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP
18 September – 5 December 2013

In 2009, following its expansion, the Whitechapel Gallery opened with three exhibitions by women artists, held back to back. The press leapt on this for its unusualness. This autumn, however, we can enjoy Mira Schendel at Tate Modern, Marisa Merz at the Serpentine, Dayanita Singh and Ana Mendieta at the Hayward, Kara Walker at the Camden Arts Centre and Sarah Lucas at the Whitechapel. Are things therefore improving for women in the art world?

This was one of the questions addressed at an evening panel discussion last week, held as part of the exhibition, 2Q13: Women Artists, Women Collectors, currently decorating the walls of the largely male dominated private members’ club, the Lloyds Club, deep in the city of London. Curated by two women, this impressive group show includes over 100 contemporary artworks, made by 59 female artists and drawn from the collections of seven prominent female art collectors.

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