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 fictional 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 restrooms of the museum for contemporary art Villa Merkel in Esslingen, Germany.