Curatorial Activism

Curatorial Activism

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A handbook of new curatorial strategies based on pioneering examples of curators working to offset racial and gender disparities in the art world.

Current art world statistics demonstrate that the fight for gender and race equality in the art world is far from over: only sixteen percent of this year’s Venice Biennale artists were female; only fourteen percent of the work displayed at MoMA in 2016 was by nonwhite artists; only a third of artists represented by U.S. galleries are female, but over two-thirds of students enrolled in art and art-history programs are young women.

Arranged in thematic sections focusing on feminism, race, and sexuality, Curatorial Activism examines and illustrates pioneering examples of exhibitions that have broken down boundaries and demonstrated that new approaches are possible.

  • Author: Maura Reilly, Lucy Lippard (foreword)
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication date: April 2018
  • Hardback