‘There Were No Surprises’: Andrea Fraser, Paul Rucker, and Others Respond to Our Research on Representation in the Art World, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [27/12/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Artists and critics, who see these dynamics play out on the ground, respond to the 2022 Burns Halperin Report.
When we presented people with the findings of our latest survey on representation in the art world, most were shocked. But artists were less surprised by than most; many of them live this reality every day. We asked a variety of creators and critics to respond to our survey, which found that just 11 percent of acquisitions at 30 U.S. museums were of work by female-identifying artists and only 2.2 percent were by Black American artists between 2008 and 2020.
Here’s what they said.
“There were no surprises for me reading through the thorough and infuriating Burns Halperin Report; I doubt for any female artist who has been aware of the art market in any way.
When asked to respond I had way too much to say on minority rule and white male supremacy and its manifestations in inequities in the art market and museum acquisitions. So I thought of this piece of mine from 2010 [above].
The exact Louise Bourgeois quote I elaborated on is: ‘A woman has no place as an artist unless she proves over and over again she won’t be eliminated.’ I thought this could be interpreted as unfair to women artists. So I sharpened the quote to bring LB, a woman of her time, into ours.
I did this because the problem is not women. It is the world we live in.”
Η συνέχεια εδώ.