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Feminism

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Diary

Life is Short, Dump Them—navigating 21st-century feminism with artist Florence Given

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Law

France reconfirms that women baring their breasts in public is illegal—even for artists and protestors

Two women who are part of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen were charged for topless protests, one of which was in a Paris museum

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Dressing for success, an artist helps women demand their due

Michele Pred is asking artists, their dealers and potential collectors to commit to a price hike for works of art by women

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Censorship

UN condemns threats against Kyrgyz museum director who staged feminist art exhibition

Museum hosted a 'Feminnale' that included performance work highlighting plight of sex workers

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Feminism

Women artists fight for reproductive rights with US election fundraising show

"I want to normalise abortion as a life-saving medical procedure, mentally and physically," says Marilyn Minter

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Diary

‘I can divide my life into before and after Judy Chicago’: Gloria Steinem reveals how the artist changed her thoughts about art at Hammer Museum gala

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Censorship

Feminist exhibition in China suddenly axed following alleged governmental pressure

Show in Shanghai cancelled after being deemed "too sensitive" to run during 70th anniversary of country's founding

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USA

Chicago project is growing a community for artist mothers

Extended Practice organises discussions, child-friendly performances and events with babysitters

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Andrea Bowers

Interview: Andrea Bowers discusses power dynamics post #MeToo

The artist, whose work is causing a stir at Art Basel, aims to keep alive conversations on the toxic nature of power that sparked the feminist social movement

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Frieze New York 2019

Collector's Eye: Alejandra Castro Rioseco on collecting the work of female artists

Latin American artists feature prominently in the collection of the Chilean supporter of women's rights

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Controversies

Gaetano Pesce's anti-patriarchy sculpture outrages feminists in Milan

Work created for Milan Design Week perpetuates violence against women, critics say

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Exhibitions

She persisted: DC’s National Portrait Gallery looks at the history of the women’s vote

One of the longest reform movements in American history, which continues to be an issue today, is explored in the show

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Art market

Galleries are focusing on female artists to tackle the industry's gender divide

Dealers are attempting to redress the balance as report shows that women continue to be underrepresented

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Books

Frida Kahlo's letters conceal nothing and reveal nothing

Kahlo’s communications with her mother are unsurprisingly banal

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Podcast

Gender reassignment: how dealers tried to attribute female Old Master paintings as work by men

On The Art Newspaper podcast, we find out about the scandalous faking of signatures helped keep a female painter out of the spotlight

Podcast

Sisters are painting it for themselves: meet the female Old Masters finding prominence at last

We speak to curators Letizia Treves and Jordana Pomeroy about the growing trend to bring historical female artists to the fore. Plus, Kate MacGarry tells us about participating in Condo London. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Podcast

Surreal ideas about sex: how Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini resisted being pigeonholed by their gender

On The Art Newspaper podcast this week, we explore the life and work of two women connected to Surrealism whose work had until recently been overlooked

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Frieze London 2018

Social Work: eight dissenting female artists feature in Frieze London’s new section

Work that challenged male-dominated art world of the 1980s and 1990s on show as UK marks centenary of women's suffrage

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Exhibitions

Feminist photographer Anne Brigman rediscovered in Nevada Art Museum show

The artist, once championed by Alfred Stieglitz, fell into obscurity after her death in 1950

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In the frame

Artist Michele Pred wants to help everyone “speak up like Dr. Blasey Ford”

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Feminism

Women in the arts in Argentina condemn vote against the legalisation of abortion

Despite their disappointment, they remain optimistic

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Tate Britain

Art and the appetite for destruction: Histories of British Iconoclasm on now at Tate Britain

Tate Britain examines the history of those who have targeted art, from Henry VIII to the present

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Frieze

Spotlight: an alternative canon of 20th-century art or savvy sales strategy?

Frieze Masters both embraces and challenges the idea of 'masters'

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March 2011

Lynda Benglis: not a material girl

The artist on the 1970s feminist movement, unsolicited opportunities and that legendary Artforum advert

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Art Basel

Where are the women of Art Basel?

High priced male artists such as Warhol and Picasso dominate the stands

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Artist interview

Is it a bird? A plane? No, just a G-string: Interview with artist E.V. Day

E.V. Day on thongs, Stealth Bombers and why her latest work stretches elasticity to its limit

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Exhibitions

Nancy Spero's War series on display at Galerie Lelong

The artistic equivalent of standing in front of a tank

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Lee Krasner

What's on in New York: Lee Krasner at the Robert Miller Gallery

The artist's late works show her escaping the Abstract Expressionists and creating a world of her own

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Appointments & departures

New appointment at the Pontifical Academy, Rome

Letizia Pani Ermini, the specialist in medieval archaeology, has been appointed president of the Pontifical Academy in Rome by the Pope.

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Toted as the female Van Gogh, Kahlo draws the crowds

As “Frida” hits the screens, the cult painter’s art–and spin-offs–are in high demand

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Frida Kahlo

Copenhagen gets treated to exhibition of substantial private Kahlo collection

The Dolores Olmedo Patiño collection—the world’s largest of the artist’s work—is on tour