Art World Sees New Efforts to Focus More on Women Artists

February 7th, 2017

The Guardian spotlights the ongoing work the The Guerilla Girls, and broader efforts in the art world to make a priority of presenting female artists.  The Tate Modern’s dynamic decision to devote half of its new exhibition space at the Switch House to female artists is spotlighted in particular.  “Very simply, we have made a commitment to rethinking our collection, how we build it and the choices we make,” says director Frances Morris. “And I think what we did with Switch House was in a way very simple. We didn’t dress it up as a strategy or positive discrimination – it was just great work by women and an attempt to redress the gender balance. Simple as that. And a lot of my peers said: ‘What a relief.’”

Read more at The Guardian