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READ THIS: “Tallying Art World Inequality, One Gallery at a Time” (from Hyperallergic.com)

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Thanks to Jill Steinhauer at HYPERALLERGIC for this impressive article about women in the visual arts. And to Mira Safura O’Brien’s for her poster above for the Mary Boone Gallery.

I think these numbers are important for several reasons. For one, it makes a difference to see concrete, statistical data. People make assumptions that art-world bias exists, but no one that I encountered was aware of the actual figures. No one had run the numbers! (Yes, the Guerrilla Girls started examining gallery and museum practices in the ’80s, but their work for the last decade or so has focused on museums or art world administrators, not the galleries.) I think doing statistical research, providing objective data that actually quantifies how severe the imbalances are, is a powerful and irrefutable indicator of the conditions in the art world.”

Read the full article HERE

(en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project opens at For Your Art (6020 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles) this Saturday, March 29, 6–9 pm.

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