The future is female, at least in the Tate Britain. The London Museum arranged for its collection of contemporary art and depends from April of 2019 there for at least a year, all the works of men. In the section for British art since 1960, only the Work of artists to see, including Sarah Lucas, Mona Hatoum and Bridget Riley.
The new hanging is one of the initiatives of the Tate galleries to promote women in the arts. Tate's Director Maria Balshaw said the "Guardian", you hope that the visitors to the new hanging obvious at the time, as artists would be a key part of the recent history of art. A tough process wants to speed up by this measure. Balshaw took over in 2017, the management of the Tate galleries as the successor of Nicholas Serota. She is the first woman at the top of this the British Museum Association.
Such radical approaches are also available in the German cultural scene, more and more often. Anna Bergmann, the new acting Director of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, caused a stir with the decision to show in its first season only directorial work of women. DOK Leipzig was the first film festival, a women's quota of 40 percent to the goal, which it surpassed this year.
The guerrilla Girls are fighting against the abuses of the
Also, the influence of women in the art world grows. More and more women take over the leadership of renowned institutions; the media artist Hito Steyerl has been named by 2017 from the "Art Review" the most influential Person in the art world. Nevertheless, the artist will earn is still significantly less than their male counterparts and are underrepresented in museums. Especially in the collections.
The feminist artist group guerrilla Girls addressed these abuses since the 80s. Of them, the sentence "comes, women have To be naked to get into the Met Museum?" Thus, they pointed out that in 1989 in the New York Metropolitan Museum originated only 5 percent of the works of women, while 85 percent of the Nudes are female.
women are a Special-Interest Subject
This is increasingly the subject of special exhibitions. Also, the Old national gallery in Berlin is planning to 2019 is a Look at with artists. The Problem is that women in art are treated as a Special-Interest Subject, while the art of men will continue to be seen as universal.More about
Theater Director Anna Bergmann The Patriarchal System shakeSandra Luzina
The Tate Initiative is not radical, because it is a special show, but the artists, of course, the British art history represent. First of all, such measures may appear to be exaggerated. However, you could be a role model for German institutions, because for too long almost exclusively for art by women in museums. The Move could be the counter-poison in a toxic System.