Katy Hessel, London based arts writer and marketeer at Victoria Miro gallery, started her visual blog The Great Women Artists on Instagram to celebrate female artists and to rewrite women into the history of art canon. Her daily posts feature artists both contemporary artists as well as those from the past who may have been written out of or forgotten from art history. This exhibition, The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram questions how we encounter art in the digital age when you can look at art on your phone.
The exhibition runs until 17 November, showcases fifteen UK-based female artists who have used Instagram as a platform to forge their artistic careers. Totalling over 600,000 followers between them, the artists featured vary from fine artists to photographers, illustrators and printmakers, and address an array of themes in their work including feminism, womanhood, politics, diversity, mental health, colour and form.
Participating artists include: Alice Aedy (@aliceaedy), Venetia Berry (@venetiaberryart), Dolly Brown (@londonlivingdoll), Juno Calypso (@junocalypso), Maisie Cousins (@maisiecousins), Kate Dunn (@bellissi.mama), Charlotte Edey (@edey_), Gill Button (@buttonfruit), Fee Greening (@feegreening), Manjit Thapp (@manjitthapp), Rose Harris (@roseelectraharris), Alice Joiner (@alicejoiner), Antonia Showering (@antoniashowering), Alice Skinner (@whothafuckisalice), and Unskilled Worker (@unskilledworker).
Opening: Thursday 16 November 2017, 6.30-9pm
Exhibition: 13 – 17 November 2017
By appointment only: firstname.lastname@example.org