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Specialists Speak: Women Art Dealers on Feminist Artists

Monday, April 9th, 2018

In honour of International Women’s Day last month, Invaluable invited seven members of AWAD to choose their favourite artists whose work addresses issues of feminism.

Georgina Bexon, International Advisor on Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, and member of our London Chapter, chose Mithy Sen:

Born in West Bengal and now living and working in New Delhi, for more than two decades Mithy Sen has been at the forefront of a generation of contemporary female artists questioning and negotiating feminist issues in South Asia. Sen’s work moves with ease, and spontaneously, between genres – drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, performance, installation, video, (not to mention that she is also a poet) and it is our loss that her name is not better known in the West. She enjoys wide visibility in India, and also has a growing international profile with solo exhibitions and residencies in London, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Tokyo.

Other members who took part include:

JoAnne Artman

Geneviève Lévesque

Galia Kirilova

Joanna Bryant

Kristina Huntington

Susan Mumford

Marine Tanguy

Read up on their top picks here.

AWAD at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Several AWAD members returned to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea earlier this month. On the final day of the fair, the Association also represented female gallerists and artists by inviting Friend of AWAD, Michael Barnett, to moderate a panel discussion on ‘Painting Women Back into the Picture’ as part of the fair’s Sofa Sessions.

Michael, the STATE-F22 Editor at Large and Special Projects Lead at Art Bermondsey Project Space, and the panel talked about the important role that men have to play in gender equality, in line with the UN Women initiative HeForShe. They also shared their thoughts on women in the art world, and how the sector has changed to be more inclusive and accessible to women artists and art dealers.

Three new showcases by ARTful

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

ARTful, the online gallery and advisory practice providing contemporary art for the corporate and private sector, run by Eleni Polycarpou of our London Chapter, have three showcases on in the City of London.

Four sculptures by Sam Shendi are on display at the St Botolph Building in Aldgate until September 2018. Shendi takes the human figure to its simplest form, enabling the exploration of the idea of the human form as a vessel. Sam has worldwide recognition and collectors and was the winner of the FIRST@108 Public Art Award in 2013.

At Tower 42, ARTful are exhibiting sculptures by Kim Youdan and Gemma Kelly in the first-floor reception area until mid-April 2018. Youdan has developed her mixed media technique using photography as the foundation of her work. Her approachable and colourful creations instill viewers with feelings of nostalgia, memory, and wanderlust.

Kelly’s emotionally expressive sculptures are both playful and confronting: from abstracts that draw on the aesthetic joys of dance, to human bodies that reveal pain and sorrow in their taught sinews and stressed limbs. Much of her work draws on personal experiences that she expressed boldly and without compromise, inviting the viewer into a world that is usually kept hidden and internal, such as in ‘Dance II’, featured below.

Gemma Kelly Dance II

Patsy Dixon’s Liberty Gallery to show at the Affordable Art Fair Milan (26th – 29th January 2018)

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Liberty Gallery specialises in affordable, original works of art, with many bringing to mind pop art and playfulness infused with creative accomplishment.

Gallery Director Patsy Dixon will be curating a large stand featuring works by the following contemporary artists: Benjamin Thomas Taylor, Bonnie and Clyde, Dan Hillier, Delphine Lebourgeois, Frances Broomfield, Francesca Lupo, Joe Webb, Lauri Hopkins, Magnus Gjoen, Maria Rivans, Mark Charlton and Richard Levine. Explore the artists’ portfolios at www.liberty-gallery.com and get a sneak peak of Liberty Gallery’s Fair catalogue.

See what’s happening with Liberty Gallery in the lead up to the Fair and beyond via Instagram @libertygallery .

Keen to visit the Affordable Art Fair Milan and find out more? Check out www.affordableartfair.com.

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2018 art season kicks-off with the London Art Fair’s 30th Edition (17th – 21st January 2018)

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

From 17 – 21 January 2018, the London Art Fair will return for its 30th anniversary edition. Launching the international art calendar, the Fair offers exceptional modern and contemporary art from leading galleries around the world.

Exhibiting AWAD galleries include Anise Gallery (Stand G37), Contemporary Collective (Stand G33), The Cynthia Corbett Gallery (Stand 5), Decorazon Gallery (Stand G12), Joanna Bryant Projects (Stand P18B) and TAG Fine Arts.

In a celebration of female artistic talent at this special Fair edition, an all-female line-up is set for Dialogues. We’re delighted that AWAD Member Joanna Bryant is taking part in this guest-curated section of Art Projects that is intended to encourage and foster relationships on a global scale. This year’s exhibition is curated by Misal Adnan Yildiz and consists of five pairs of UK-based and international galleries presenting selected works by women artists, with a high percentage of Non-European participants which includes indigenous practices from Maori, Kurdish, Asian, and African origins.

Dialogues’ Curator Misal Adnan Yildiz says:

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