#GoodRead | The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist

by Till Niermann [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

by Till Niermann [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion":

Similar to Hollywood’s Strong Female Character (who, for all her kickass prowess, is not actually all that empowering — see: The Matrix’s Trinity), these at-long-last-glorified women artists are being vaunted as emblems of inclusion and steps toward gender equality, when, in fact, the stories that are being told about them are keeping our understanding of women artists firmly grounded in a safe and schematic narrative. Removing all blame from the (white, male) writers of history, these articles justify the delay of recognition as a matter of taste: their work just didn’t “catch on.”

Read Ashton Cooper's full article at Hyperallergic here…