Female artists turn minimalism on its head at Shulamit Nazarian’s new Hollywood gallery

February 21, 2017

Michael Slenske

When curator and scholar Kathy Battista was researching her most recent book, New York, New Wave: The Legacy of Feminist Artists in Emerging Practices, she realised a number of contemporary practitioners were less concerned with exploring feminism through identity politics and more interested in revisiting the historically male-dominated tropes of minimalism.

‘I was just finding a lot of younger women artists working with the cube, the grid, the serial nature of minimalism, the relationship to architecture, and they were projecting their own subjectivity into it through narrative or their history or gender,’ says Battista, who gathered the work of seven artists mining this territory for ‘Escape Attempts’, the inaugural show at Shulamit Nazarian’s soaring new 3,000 sq ft gallery in Hollywood.




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