via anaba; the new blog is by Edna, (a.k.a. Militant Art Bitch):
Anonymous Female Artist
Greetings. I'm Edna, the Anonymous Female Artist. I'm opinionated and angry at the current state of the male-dominated art world. I'm here to avenge the evil-doings of male artists, critics, gallerists, and anyone else who's making it hard for us. I'm a MILITANT ART BITCH who is dedicated to JUSTICE for all! For all women, anyway.
a recent post:
Saturday, January 07, 2006
LETTER FROM CHRISSIE ILES
Thank you for your email. In our research for the Biennial, we found that women and men were making equally strong work. Our criteria for making the exhibition were a particular group of inter-related ideas. Some of the women whose work would have worked well within the framework we chose we found had already been shown in the past few Biennials, or in other recent shows. We do have a strong group of women artists in the show, both young and older - Dorothy Iannone is over seventy years old, and going strong! And we are very excited to be presenting all their work.
If your email contains within it a concern about our commitment to women artists, be reassured that we are very committed to them, as our overall program shows. We have organised exhibitions of, amongst others, Ana
Mendieta, Nan Goldin, Alice Neel, Agnes Martin, Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono, Roni Horn, Florence Stettheimer, Ellen Gallagher, Jennifer Pastor, Elizabeth Murray (her first retrospective), Mary Kelly, Sue de Beer, Ellen Harvey, Sarah Sze, Jay de Feo, Shirin Neshat, and presented the most comprehensive survey of women experimental filmmakers in America to date, with films from 1930 - 2000, featuring Yvonne Rainer, Shirley Clarke, Marie Menken, Chick Strand and Maya Deren in weekly exhibitions, and screenings by over a hundred filmmakers of all ages. Our upcoming large exhibitions include retrospectives of Kiki Smith and Lorna Simpson.
I hope this is helpful.
From: edna v. harris [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 10:01 PM
To: Chrissie Iles, Curatorial
Subject: The 2006 Biennial
I noticed that only 29 of the 101 participants in this year's Biennial
are women, but I may have counted wrong. Did you find there was much
stronger work by men?
Edna V. Harris
New York, NY
posted by Edna at 11:54 PM