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Feminism

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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

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