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Event Exhibition

LEFT OVERS

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  • Venue:
    198 CONTEMPORARY ARTS AND LEARNING
  • From:
    November 16, 2017
  • To:
    November 29, 2017
  • Location:
    London
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Image courtesy of We Are Not Surprised (http://www.not-surprised.org)
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We are not surprised: open letter on sexual harassment in the art world

In response to recent allegations of sexual harassment within the art world and the resignation of Artforum co-publisher Knight Landesman, an open letter has been published by ‘art world workers’ calling for an end to silence around the issue and a renewed effort by individuals and institutions to deal with what it describes as ‘an environment of acceptance and complicity’. Here, we republish the letter in full.

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Whitechapel Gallery Guerrilla Girls Commission: Is it even worse in Europe? (2016). Photo: David Parry/PA Wire
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A Q&A with… Guerrilla Girls, feminist artists

For over 30 years, New York’s Guerrilla Girls have been the feminist conscience of the art world, exposing sexism through protests and original research on posters, stickers, billboards and artwork. Fisun Güner spoke to two of the founding members about their new Whitechapel Gallery show, ‘Guerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?’

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Sarah Munro, director, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
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Women in the visual arts: “Leadership is not a gender neutral space”

With recent high-profile appointments of women in the visual arts, from Frances Morris as the new director of Tate Modern to Sarah Munro at Baltic, gender equality and the underrepresentation of female artists in the UK’s major art galleries has been put in the spotlight. Dany Louise speaks to female gallery directors who are making sure that the issue gets the attention it deserves.

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