Women’s Work is Never Done at Richard Saltoun Gallery

Women's Work is Never Done at Richard Saltoun Gallery, 2023, installation view

Richard Saltoun Gallery is honoured to present Women’s Work is Never Done, curated by Catherine de Zegher, internationally acclaimed Belgian curator and art historian, celebrating some of the most important female artists from the Post-war era up to the present-day.

Titled after de Zegher’s anthology published in 2014, the exhibition features works by gallery artists BRACHA L. Ettinger, Simryn GILL, Everlyn NICODEMUS and Ria VERHAEGHE, alongside pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Edith Dekyndt, Monika Grzymala, Mona Hatoum, Ann Veronica Janssens, Maria Laet, Anna Maria Maiolino, Erin Manning, Ranjani Shettar, Nancy Spero, Cecilia Vicuña, Judith Wright and others.

Since the early 1990s, de Zegher has been amongst the most influential figures to shape the discourse around a ‘woman’s art practice’, dedicating her career to giving visibility to the work of previously underrepresented female artists including BRACHA, Frida Kahlo, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Anna Maria Maiolino, Cecilia Vicuna, Martha Rosler, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu.

Women’s Work Is Never Done spans 3 decades of de Zegher’s curatorial work across 3 gallery spaces, each centred around a distinct concept explored through women artists’ practices: art as a way of subverting political oppression; drawing as an expanded medium and form of relation; and the relationship between art and ecology. The retrospective-exhibition highlights both de Zegher’s essential contributions to art theory, curation, and institutional history, as well as the central threads of concern weaving through her most significant projects from the 1990s until today, such as the feminine principle and the intertwining of self and other, environmentally and socially concerned art.

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