Hang-Up presents ‘Game Changers: Renegade Artists Defying Convention’

Hang-Up presents ‘Game Changers: Renegade Artists Defying Convention’

Hang-Up’s first exhibition of 2021 is a celebration of women in contemporary art. Presenting works by Bridget Riley, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, Nancy Fouts, Swoon and Nina Chanel Abney, the show highlights women who are and were true artistic game changers, playing on a field that was rigged against them. This important exhibition honours the valuable contribution made by these extraordinary women and acts as a rallying cry for equality going forward. Many of these artists re-defined or even invented their own genres and offered invaluable contributions to the development of contemporary art. In 1971, celebrated art historian Linda Nochlin asked, “Why are there no great women artists?”. Since then, many attempts have been made to address this statement, while acknowledging critical and public acclaim set against the continuing gender disparity present within the art market. In conversation with Nochlin’s q
Hang-Up’s first exhibition of 2021 is a celebration of women in contemporary art. Presenting works by Bridget Riley, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, Nancy Fouts, Swoon and Nina Chanel Abney, the show highlights women who are and were true artistic game changers, playing on a field that was rigged against them. This important exhibition honours the valuable contribution made by these extraordinary women and acts as a rallying cry for equality going forward. Many of these artists re-defined or even invented their own genres and offered invaluable contributions to the development of contemporary art. In 1971, celebrated art historian Linda Nochlin asked, “Why are there no great women artists?”. Since then, many attempts have been made to address this statement, while acknowledging critical and public acclaim set against the continuing gender disparity present within the art market. In conversation with Nochlin’s q