Artsy, one of my absolute favorite publications and art collectives, has relaunched after a break. About Artsy:
Created by Jasmine Trabelsi and Julia Laricheva, Artsy originated as a glossy publication/web site in the spring of 2001. The approach of featuring women's art from a contemporary feminist perspective quickly gathered fans.The editors report that they will update the site every two months, and that they have a new blog that will serve as a clearinghouse for art events and other news. Welcome back, Artsy!
Critics may say that there is no imbalance, or that the numbers of female artists are rising–so why the need for such a resource featuring just women artists?
* Until 1987, the textbook used in most American college and university art history courses listed no women artists.
* Presently, women artists comprise only 7 percent of all artists in textbooks used in the United States.
* Looking at the earnings of men and women painters in well-known galleries, work by men and women of comparable age &
exhibition records show disparities in market value, similar to those we find in other fields where men & women compete.
By using a model of a collectively run publication, Artsy unites a variety of perspectives and voices targeting women artists at the start of their struggle to become recognized.
We aim to be a sustainable resource for women looking for a community where they can share support, inspiration & confidence.