Curated by Nick Knight
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Press View: 22nd March 5 - 6pm
Private View: 22nd March 6 - 8pm
Curated by Nick Knight with Carrie Scott and the SHOWstudio team, the show is an exciting mix of Fine Artists, Photographers, Filmmakers and Fashion Designers. Aoi Kotsuhiroi’s ‘WET SILENCE’ Kinbaku feet objects and ‘RELIQUARY #1’ are currently featured in this latest exhibition at SHOWstudio ‘SELLING SEX’.
«We all like to hope that times have changed and the war of the sexes is less like a war and more like a sophisticated dialogue. And yet, when you consider that only 5% of all the artists in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection in 1989 were women, while the Louvre today still has no female artists in their collection of over 35,000 artworks, it's a pretty shocking state of affairs. The facts suggest that the war still needs to happen.
At the Museum of Modern Art, only 8% of the work exhibited are created by women. The Tate's female holdings? A whopping 15%. Meanwhile it's just as bleak in commercial galleries. In 2010, an average of 23% of gallery shows in NY and London featured female artists. What's more, is that this imbalance doesn't only exist in fine art. It's in Fashion, with the leading fashion photographers creating the leading fashion campaigns mostly being men. And it's in Film, where women hold only 33% of all speaking roles and 7% of all Directors in Hollywood are women. And, the real kicker? There are still ONLY three industries in which women earn more money than men - Pornography, Prostitution and Modelling. What does that tell us?...» - Nick Knight. MORE
From Sarah Lucas’s signature bunny pieces, Malerie Marder‘s striking photographs of call girls to Kim McCarty’s mesmerizing painted figures; the exhibition will show a range of extraordinary work. It will also feature work by: Cortney Andrews, Una Burke, Liz Cohen, Aoi Kotsuhiroi, Charlotte Kingsnorth, Atsuko Kudo, Marianne Maric, Lisa Z. Morgan, Ione Rucquoi, Suzannah Sinclair, Christiana Soulou, Vahge, Shiri Zinn and others. And as always, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of live streams, projects and performances.
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