Monday, November 10, 2008
Since The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) showed up as the most dismally lopsided of equal opportunity exhibition spaces, the CoUNTesses @ blogspot.com have decided to take our counting markers to its publicly funded magazine BROADSHEET.
CoUNTess picked up the current issue Broadsheet / September 2008 / Volume 37.3, with a view to investigating how much coverage is given to male artists vs female artists. The most direct method was to simply count the names of every artist discussed and referenced in the text (Individual artists were only counted once in each article. Curators, directors, writers and musicians were not counted).
The shameful result... Male artists receive 178 mentions, female artists...43. Ouch. But seeing as the Australian members of the Advisory Board total 8 males, 0 females, perhaps not too surprising. Broadsheet, you have been counted! Below is a breakdown of our Broadsheet findings.
Advisory Board (International and Australian)
Advisory Board (Australian only)
Contributors to Broadsheet Volume 37.3
Artists discussed and referenced in text. Individual artists were only counted once in each article. Curators, directors, writers and musicians were not counted.
Male artists 178 mentions
Female artists 43 mentions
* artist collaborators
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