tagged: gender

Is Street Art Sexist?

by Eva Recinos
When a street piece catches your eye do you ever stop to think:   No survey has tallied the exact number of men versus women street artists, but since its beginning, the major names in New York graf were male. Taggers took on dangerous—often illegal—and arduous physical activities for the sake of getting their names on trains, billboards, and freeway underpasses. As graffiti evolved into street art, so did its expressions of rugged individualism and daring, macho spontaneity. Women stand out... [more]
Posted by Eva Recinos on 1/5/15

The Rounds of a Rumor: #womenMoMA2015

by Natalie Hegert
So you may have heard a little story about MoMA’s plans for 2015… and, well, they’re not true. Yes our story about MoMA showing only women artists for the year, in temporary exhibitions and in the permanent collection, was an April Fool’s hoax, published alongside stories about Putin’s new vocation as a painter, Gagosian opening a new location on St. Bart’s and Jemima Kirke quitting the HBO series in order to focus on art. (Read the original post here.) Now you might be wondering, why are we... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 5/1/14

A new and sympathetic masculine mythology

by Aldrin Valdez
It’s clear from looking at Robin F. Williams’s recent work at PPOW that the painter has been busy. “Sons of the Pioneers,” her second solo show at the gallery since 2011, consists of ten oil paintings and one drawing (all created between 2012 and 2014). It’s an ambitious exhibition that builds from her last series of portraits, which featured teenagers hiding behind tough looks and couture armor. The textures and the overly elaborate details of their outfits were thrilling. They pulled you in... [more]
Posted by Aldrin Valdez on 3/12/14
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