Curator Maura Reilly posted an image of compiled gallery gender statistics on Facebook today, a “report card” by anonymous feminist art collective Pussy Galore showing the percentages of women represented by some of the top art galleries in New York City.
A look at the contents of the large PAD/D Archive at MoMA QNS.
While a crowd of roughly 150 people sat and chatted in the Brooklyn Museum’s auditorium last Thursday night, waiting for the appearance of the Guerrilla Girls, Christina Aguilera played over the sound system. “What a girl wants, what a girl needs,” she sang — lines and a melody that came as something of a surprise throwback. What year was it? Why did I still know the words to this song? And shouldn’t we have been listening to Beyoncé?
Out of the 55 artists represented at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, 26 were women. While that’s still less than half, it’s certainly better than the days when only one or two members of the “fairer” sex fought to be included. Lynn Hershman Leeson’s new documentary !Women Art Revolution, now playing at IFC Center, compiles interviews spanning 40 years that document the tumultuous battle women artists fought for proper representation in the world of galleries and museums.