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Art Fix Friday: October 9, 2015

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Design label Max Mara works with London’s Whitechapel Gallery to give women artists a shot at having their own solo exhibitions. The Max Mara Art Prize for Women enables one artist to have a six-month residency in Italy followed by a major solo exhibition.

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New York Magazine features the shortlisted artists.

Meet the shortlisted artists:

  • Ana Genovés recreates overlooked objects and spaces through architectural installations.
  • To examine landscapes, Tania Kovats creates large-scale installations and time-based works.
  • Emma Hart uses ceramics, video, and photography to explore misrepresentation.
  • Using a range of materials, Phoebe Unwin paints from memory rather than photo references.
  • Ruth Ewan works with archaeologists and horticulturalists to explore radical histories.

Front-Page Femmes
ARTnews gets a sneak-peak into Joan Semmel’s SoHo studio.
Moroccan-born Lalla A. Essaydi combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body.
Evelyn Dunbar, the only woman hired as an Official British War Artist in World War II, gets a retrospective of over 500 paintings and sketches.
The New-York Historical Society plans to open a Center for the Study of Women’s History—spurred by the discovery that some of their collection’s Tiffany lamps were actually made by women.
Juxtapoz shares doll illustrations by Mexican-born artist Hilda Palafox.

NPR explores Shahzia Sikander's influences.
NPR explores Shahzia Sikander’s influences.

Pakistani-born artist Shahzia Sikander’s training in centuries-old Islamic art miniatures influences her hypnotic video installations.
In Central Park, Yoko Ono gathers thousands of people to create a peace sign in memory of John Lennon.
Olga Hirshhorn, collector and widow of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s founder, died at age 95.
ArtInfo asks Ishiuchi Miyako about her solo exhibition and how she broke up the boys’ club of Japan’s postwar photography.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel prize in literature for her compilation works exploring history through the emotions of her interviewees.
Rock ‘n’ Roll maven Peggy Jones, also known as “Lady Bo,” died at age 75.
Belgian director Chantal Akerman, known for her introspective feminist films, died at the age of 65.
Marketing efforts for the upcoming film Suffragette receive backlash.
Slate suggests headlining women superheroes for future Marvel movies.
Hawaiian actress Auli’I Cravalho is cast as the voice of Disney’s Moana.
Shows We Want to See

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Asia Society Texas Center presents Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture

Asia Society Texas Center features mixed-media works by Seoul-based artist Yeesookyung. Known for her “Translated Vase” series, the artist reassembles broken shards to create biomorphic sculptures.
The Grand Palais retrospective of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun includes a 49-foot-high mirror diffusing a rose-scented fragrance—a reference to the painter’s patron, Marie Antoinette.
Jacqueline Humphries’s “black light” paintings—works that glow with phosphorescent paint—will be on view at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

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