Tate to Give Five Women Large-Scale Solo Exhibitions

It seems Women’s History Month is off to a great start. As part of the #5WomenArtists campaign, organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., Tate announced five large-scale solo exhibitions of women artists currently in development.

The exhibitions are all set to open at Tate’s galleries in 2020-21 for these five women artists:

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Maria Bartuszová
Haegue Yang
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Paula Rego

In 2020, Tate Modern will highlight the work of two Eastern European sculptors. Magdalena Abakanowicz’s gigantic textile sculptures will begin their exhibition in June. In November, Maria Bartuszová will have a comprehensive exhibiting showing the experimental abstract works in plaster evoking natural forms which she is known for. In summer 2020, Tate St Ives will stage a major exhibition in the summer of 2020 dedicated to South Korean artist Haegue Yang and her multisensory work. In May 2020, Tate Britain will open the first major survey of the work of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, a 2013 Turner Prize nominee. This will be followed in 2021 by a comprehensive display of Paula Rego’s works.

When Tate’s full 2020 programme is announced this summer, we will see more works of women artists featured in Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives.

The social media campaign #5WomenArtists, now in its fourth year, occurs each Women’s History Month and aims to increase the awareness of gender inequity in the arts. The origin of the campaign was simply asking the question ‘Can you name five women artists?’ Over 1000 art institutions across the globe, led by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., have since taken part in the discussion on their digital platforms. These galleries, museums, and institutions are also being invited this year to publicly make pledges or announcements to support gender equity in the arts.

Tate Publishing is releasing two new books to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Bigger Picture: Women Who Changed the Art World, written by Sophia Bennett and illustrated by Manjit Thapp, offers an introduction to some of the most renowned women artists to younger readers. The Art of Feminism, edited by Helena Reckitt and written by Lucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson, and Amy Tobin, tracks the way feminists have molded art and visual culture over the past 150 years.

BY HEZEKIAH MCCASKILL
HEZEKIAH IS A CREATIVE AND BRANDING STRATEGIST WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN HELPING CLIENTS IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES DEVELOP A BRAND IDENTITY THROUGH MULTIPLE MEDIUMS.

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