reblogged via Anonymous Female Artist (a.k.a. Militant Art Bitch), Tuesday, February 06, 2007:
Advantage of Being a Woman Artist
Working without the pressure of success.
Not having to be in shows with men.
Having an escape from the art world in your four freelance jobs.
Knowing your career might pick up after you are eighty.
Being reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled feminine.
Not being stuck in a tenured teaching position.
Seeing your ideas live on in the work of others.
Having the opportunity to choose between career and motherhood.
Not having to choke on those big cigars or paint in Italian suits.
Having more time to work when your mate dumps you for someone younger.
Being included in revised versions of art history.
Not having to undergo the embarrassment of being called a genius.
Getting your picture in the art magazines wearing a gorilla suit.
The Guerilla Girls, 1989.
Not a fucking thing has changed.
But lots of stuff has happened since I last posted. Judy Chicago's seminal work, The Dinner Table, has been acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and will be installed in its very own gallery, as part the the very new Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Center is slated to open in April of this year. Wahoo!
According to the Brooklyn Museum, along with The Dinner Party, " a computerized study area, a biographical gallery, a gallery space to accommodate a regular schedule of feminist art, and additional space for the presentation of related public and educational programs.
I know that lots of you do not like The Dinner Table. However, I am old school went to college in the golden era of feminism, in a time when it was still okay for male faculty to fuck their college students, or refuse to grant tenure to women. [read on...]