Last week I joined a preview tour of the show led by its curator, Dr Jennifer Sliwka, looking fab in a grey two-piece double-breasted suit, btw. She first showed us the inspiration for the show, Dulwich Picture Gallery’s ‘Girl at a Window’ by Rembrandt, and then picked out and explained some thought-provoking works, from ancient carved pieces, through Hockney, Bell, Rossetti and Blake, to end with Sherman and Abramovitch, two female artists whose photographic self-portraits literally puts themself in the frame.
I suppose the question(s) being asked here is, are we and the artists voyeurs, or are we being provoked/invited to look at these women?
It's a really interesting and diverse collection. On until 4th September. Find out more here.
Reminder to self: finish research for my walk/talk “Female Forms: sculptors and sculptures"