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Women artists provide alternative view at the Whitechapel

“Inside the visible” is on show until 8 December

The work of thirty-seven international women artists from the 1930s to the present day is on view at the Whitechapel Art Gallery until 8 December. The exhibition, “Inside the visible” examines hidden themes addressed by women but often ignored by the artistic establishment. One of these is the role of the body and race in representations of women, illustrated by watercolours of the Thirties and Forties by Carol Rama and photomontage and video from the Sixties and Seventies by Martha Rosler. Among the more unusual exhibits are an installation made from her own hair by Mona Hatoum and objects by Brazilian artist Lygia Clark, which were designed to be worn by, and to “heal” individual people.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 64 November 1996