Beyond Empowerment

July 19, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Representation, visibility, and positioning are central to contemporary debates surrounding female artists and the gallery system. Is representing an equal number of male and female artists enough, or is a more fundamental disparity at play? How can gallerists work beyond tokenism and take into account intersectional and queer feminisms? How might gallerists support the careers of female artists without treating them as inherently different?
This panel on the gallery’s role in promoting and championing women artists features Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, director at Jack Shainman Gallery and founder of We Buy Gold, Wendy Olsoff, co-founder of P.P.O.W, and Cristin Tierney, owner of Cristin Tierney Gallery. The conversation will explore the opportunities and challenges facing those who seek out a more balanced roster in the commercial gallery environment.

This series is moderated by William J. Simmons, a feminist art critic, lecturer in art history at the City College of New York, and Mellon Foundation Fellow in Women's History at the New-York Historical Society.


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