Thursday, May 28, 2015

Artnews Women in the Art World

The June 2015 issue of ARTnews is dedicated to Women in the Art World. Since the 1971 publication in this magazine of Linda Nochlin’s seminal essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” we have returned repeatedly to the subject. Here we explore the position of women in the arts today, looking at statistics as assembled in an essay by Maura Reilly, who served as guest contributing editor for the issue, and asking artists of several generations to respond to those figures and her observations. Our coverage analyzes the stereotypes that women encounter and includes an edited excerpt of a recent interview of Nochlin by Reilly that appears in Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader (Thames & Hudson, June 2015). We suggest you begin by reading the issue’s Editor’s Letter.