Monday, March 28, 2011

Female artists only one quarter of artists in 21st Century: Art in the First Decade @ GOMA - How representative is it?

Gender of artists in exhibition 21st Century : Art in the First Decade at GOMA 2011.

Why stop counting? Onto another! A survey-style exhibition this time: Brisbane, GOMA's 21st Century: Art in the First Decade! Sounds important! The GOMA website states:
This summer 2010–11, to mark the end of the first decade of this millennium, the Gallery presents ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’. This ambitious and ground-breaking exhibition will occupy the entire Gallery of Modern Art and focus exclusively on works created between 2000 and 2010. It will showcase more than 200 works and feature over 140 artists and artist collaborative groups – senior, mid-career and emerging – from more than 40 countries.
The website provides a list of artists, from which we were able to identify female artists = 28, male artists = 68, and groups = 8. Not much to say here, then. Just the same old same old. We threw a date of birth chart in for good measure.

Date of birth and gender of artists in exhibition 21st Century : Art in the First Decade at GOMA 2011.

Women Artists in 21st Century : Art in the First Decade @ GOMA

| Louise BOURGEOIS (France/United States)
| Candice BREITZ (South Africa)
| Justine COOPER (Australia/United States)
| Angela DE LA CRUZ (Spain/England)
| Nathalie DJURBER1 (Sweden)
| Latifa ECHAKHCH (Morocco/France)
| Tracey EMIN (England)
| Monir Shahroudy FARMANFARMAIAN (Iran)
| Parastou FOROUHAR (Iran)
| Andrea FRASER (United States)
| Sally GABORI (Kaiadilt people, Australia)
| Katharina GROSSE (Germany)
| Fiona HALL (Australia)
| Emily JACIR (Palestine/United States)
| Bharti KHER (India)
| Anastasia KLOSE (Australia)
| Yvonne KOOLMATRIE (Ngarrindjeri people, Australia)
| Susanne KRIEMANN (Germany)
| Yayoi KUSA1A (Japan)
|Gabriella MANGANO & Silvana MANGANO (Australia)
| Almagul MENLIBAYEVA (Kazakhstan)
| Tracey MOFFATT (Australia/United States)
| Rivane NEUENSCHWANDER (Brazil)
| Fiona PARDINGTON (New Zealand)
| Paola PIVI (Italy)
| Jana STERBAK (Czech Republic/Canada)
| Mitra TABRIZIAN (Iran/England)
| Kara WALKER (United States)
| Louise WEAVER (Australia)

Monday, March 21, 2011

MCA New Acquisitions in a broader context

Gender of artists in exhibition New Acquisitions in Context (2010) @ MCA, Sydney

New Acquisitions in Context @ Museum of Contemporary Art (2010) 2010  (edited by CoUNTess)

New Acquisitions in Context celebrates five years of the MCA’s successful 'New Acquisitions' series of exhibitions. It features mainly male artists. It is presented throughout the Museum’s Level 4 galleries and showcases recent acquisitions of mainly male artists alongside selected works of mainly male artists from the existing MCA and JW Power Collections.
Collecting mainly male artists is a vital part of the MCA’s activities and is crucial in terms of supporting male artists and preserving their work for future generations. The MCA is the not the only museum in Australia dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art by mainly male artists. New Acquisitions in Context provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a diverse selection of Australian and international art by male artists as well as offering an insight into how the MCA Collection of mainly male artists is developed.

Women Artists in the MCA New Acquisitions in Context (2010) (5/18)
Mary Gubriawuy