Female artists

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Frieze New York 2019

JAM, the historic gallery supporting contemporary African American artists, gets another bite of the cherry

MoMA will hold a museum exhibition dedicated to JAM in 2022

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Fair share: parity for Asia’s female artists gains ground at Art Basel in Hong Kong

While men still dominate the local market, there are signs of progress towards equality in Hong Kong this week

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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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Acquisitions

Kimbell Art Museum fêtes International Women's Day with Anne Vallayer-Coster acquisition

Still Life With Mackerel demonstrates the French 18th-century artist's virtuosity in the genre

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Art market

Sotheby's puts female artists first in contemporary sale, but men still end up on top

Jenny Saville's Juncture sells for £5.4m and records set for Rebecca Warren and Nigerian artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, but Jean-Michel Basquiat still leads prices

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From female artists who made their mark on New York to designs for cities of the future

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Art market

Gallery representation dwindles for 'established' female artists, new research finds

But while dead men dominate the market in the UK and US, it is women who top auction prices for African art

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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

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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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Exhibitions

Female artists emerge from shadow cast by Berlin Wall

Exhibition at Dresden's Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau reveals how women in the Eastern Bloc were often more radical than the men

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Exhibitions

Feminisms, gender, resistance: three curators choose their favourite works from politically charged show

Group exhibition at UK's Nottingham Contemporary looks at activist movements across the world from the late 19th century to the present day

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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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Art market

Sticking the knife into the patriarchy: Artemisia Gentileschi painting to be sold for the first time in Vienna

The female Italian Baroque artist's depiction of Lucretia is thought to have been in European collection since the 19th century

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Feminism

Women in the arts in Argentina condemn vote against the legalisation of abortion

Despite their disappointment, they remain optimistic

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Censorship

Facebook censors artist's work criticising male-dominated society because it features naked breasts

The social media giant also deleted her comments and friends

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Social issues

US Planned Parenthood campaign includes artists Shirin Neshat and Carrie Mae Weems 

The Unstoppable initiative includes an online exhibition of works by ten female artists and writers

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In the frame

Anonymous was... artist Susan Unterberg

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Discoveries

Newly discovered Michaelina Wautier painting added to first major show on Baroque’s forgotten female master

And experts are convinced that “many more works will pop up”

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Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

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Art market

Object lessons: a psychedelic cabinet from Gaetano Pesce and more

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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In the frame

Women wanted: massive UK parade to honour the suffragettes

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Exhibitions

London museum to replace 300-year-old collection of male portraits with women

Foundling Museum launches £20,000 crowdfunding campaign for show that marks centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK

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Art market

Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

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Obituaries

Pioneering feminist art historian Linda Nochlin dies aged 86

Her essay, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, changed the course of art history

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Frieze 2017

Katharina Grosse: What would our mothers say?

The German painter celebrates the work of other female artists in her first London institutional show

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Frieze 2017

Strong early sales at Frieze pierce the Brexit gloom

Dealers feel little impact as female artists prove popular and US collectors return

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Frieze 2017

Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Nottingham Contemporary

Freelands Award championing female artists goes to Lis Rhodes at Nottingham Contemporary

Second edition of philanthropist Elisabeth Murdoch's £100,000 prize for regional UK museums will support 2019 exhibition