Major Artists Reviewed
Audio Installation, Villa Merkel 2019
For the installation “Major Artists Reviewed” reviews of retrospectives of female artists such as Tracey Emin, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas and Isa Genzken were selected from publications including the New York Times and Artforum. The genders of the artists were changed to male, with their names replaced by fictitional male names. The intervention changed the tone of the critiques, and raised questions about the underlying principles and conventions of contemporary art criticism.
The installation played through speakers in the men’s toilets of the museum for contemporary art Villa Merkel in Esslingen, Germany.