Sunday, March 01, 2009

Where are all the ladies??

TwoSisters, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

Norway. Bastion of equal opportunities? Maybe.
BUT, there are a few things that annoy me at the moment, and I guess the blog will suffice as an outlet.
1. Where are all the female artists at the Astrup Fearnley museum? They are a private museum for contemporary art and are known for their shows of white, male artists. They have followed 'trends' in the art market and taken into account globalization or whatever and exhibited Chinese artists, but their current exhibition, Rotasjoner #1, is almost totally lacking in women artists. Ann Lislegaard and Jennifer Allora are the only women in the exhibition. The total list of artists>>>>>>>>
Allora & Calzadilla, Matthew Barney, Frank Benson, Cao Fei, Paul Chan, Chu Yun, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Olafur Eliasson, Gilbert & George, Douglas Gordon, Shilpa Gupta, Guyton \Walker, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Ann Lislegaard, Liu Wei, Bjarne Melgaard, Shintaro Miyake, Adam Putnam og Yang Fudong.

Anyway, that's their profile and they can keep it.

2. Platekompaniet, the Norwegian version of HMV or Virgin, have bi-weekly sales and this time it's "Retrospektiv 1938-2008" and they only manage to find room for Joni Mitchell and Carole King? Ok, so Blondie and the White Stripes are in there too, but agggghh!