Women and Art in 2017

Fantastic article by Andrea K. Scott in the New Yorker: 

"Jenny Holzer “Truism”—“Abuse of power comes as no surprise”—was perhaps the most cited artwork of 2017. But not being surprised didn’t mean not taking action. In January, a day after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, more than three million people in the United States staged a Women’s March to protest his Presidency. Their whimsical badge of honor, the pink “pussy hat,” has since found its way into the collections of some major museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, and the New-York Historical Society, in Manhattan. (I wish I’d seen one in moma’s superb exhibition of wearables, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”) At year’s end, women are still speaking truth to power, as the #MeToo movement rages on. Below, a short list of women who made a strong showing in 2017."



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