The current trend dominating the art market is the rediscovery and repositioning of female artists as central to the canon of art. It is timely that Victoria Miro, a gallerist known for her prescient taste in painters, is creating a selling exhibition (prices on application) across both of her London galleries that is devoted to a century of female artists working with abstraction. From Europe to the Middle East, South America to Asia, this impressive exhibition of more than 50 international artists is museum worthy. It demonstrates how women have been central to the development of the dialogue around the abstract – the 20th century’s most defining change in visual culture.
Image: Mary Heilmann, Idriss, 2012
Oil on wood panel, 61 x 76 cm, 24 x 29 7/8 in
© Mary Heilmann
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich and 303 Gallery, New York
On view at Victoria Miro, Wharf Road