Pat Steir has been at the forefront of American painting for a number of years. She seems ageless. Her role as female literal painter takes on epic proportions. And the fact that she has come to her own “drip” style is a challenge to the hegemony of Jackson Pollock. Steir is anything but macho; her intuitiveness as an artist makes her thinking keenly subtle and penetrating. I’d been drawn to her Asian-inspired work for a number of years, to her sensual elemental-form and color. Poet and art critic John Yau has written that... [Lire la suite]
The Spice Girls are the biggest, brashest girlie group ever to have hit the British mainstream. Kathy Acker is an avant-garde American writer and academic. They met up in New York to swap notes – on boys, girls, politics. And what they really, really want. Fifty-second street. West Side, New York City. Hell’s Kitchen – one of those areas into which no one would once have walked unless loaded. Guns or drugs or both. But now it has been gentrified: the beautiful people have won. A man in middle-aged-rocker uniform, tight black jeans... [Lire la suite]
I think that still, for the most part, even in 2010, the vast majority of museum shows and gallery shows and gallerists are pretty much dominated by men. So having a sense of what women are up to, for me, frankly, is very, very important.
14 juin 1984 : The Museum of Modern Art Opens But Not To Women Artists. Des artistes féminines décident de se rassembler à New York devant le MOMA afin lutter contre la sous-représentation des femmes dans les galeries et les musées grand public. L'événement qui a mis le feu aux poudres est l'exposition du MOMA, the International Survey of Painting and Sculpture. Sur 169 artistes choisis, tous sont des hommes blancs et moins de 10% sont des femmes. Sur ces clichés de Clarissa Ligh, nous retrouvons des artistes telles que... [Lire la suite]