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August 2012 Picks from CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts

posted by Christopher Howard — Aug 01, 2012

Each month, CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts produces a curated list, called CWA Picks, of recommended exhibitions and events related to feminist art and scholarship in North Americn and around the world.

The CWA Picks for August 2012 include several important exhibitions in New York and a handful on view this month in Europe. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is hosting a survey of work by the Dutch photographer and video artist Rineke Dijkstra; the Whitney Museum of American Art has given over its third floor to Sharon Hayes, who is incorporating performance into her exhibition of photography and video; and the Brooklyn Museum is presenting a collaborative project led by Ulrike Müller in its Raw/Cooked series, which features artists who live and work in the borough.

Across the Atlantic, MUSAC in León, Spain, has staged Feminist Genealogies in Spanish Art: 1960–2010, organized by Juan Vicente Aliaga and Patricia Mayayo, which investigates the underrecognized role that feminist activism and theory has played in Spanish art since the 1960s. Elsewhere, the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos has created an installation of large-scale sculptures in the Palace of Versailles, and Goldsmiths in London has spread work by Su Richardson across two venues in London.

Check the archive of CWA Picks at the bottom of the page, as several museum and gallery shows listed in previous months may still be on view or touring.

Image: Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Megan, Simon, Nicky, Philip, Dee), Liverpool, UK, 2009, four-channel HD video projection with sound, 32 min., looped (artwork © Rineke Dijkstra; photograph provided by the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)

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