The Tate's #5WomenArtists Campaign Has Just Been Announced & The Artists Featured Are Cool AF
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The Tate’s #5WomenArtists Campaign Has Just Been Announced & The Artists Featured Are Cool AF

Women’s History Month started today, and celebrations are already in full swing. One such celebration is happening at the Tate, one of the UK’s most illustrious art organisations. The Tate have announced five large-scale exhibits from female artists to be showcased across their galleries following the popular #5WomenArtists social media campaign. In an industry that’s largely been dominated by men, with their art taking up most of the wall space at galleries and museums, these exhibits are part of an important initiative to make sure that female artists, get the recognition they deserve. This time last year, on March 1 2018, the Tate tweeted: " Who would be in your top #5WomenArtists ?" and while that brought all kinds of excellent suggestions from twitter users (including Louise Bourgeois and Georgia O’Keeffe), the Tate’s five exhibits will aim to showcase some slightly lesser-known female artists. In a statement sent to Bustle on Friday, March 1, the Tate revealed the artists they will be featuring, and they include 2013 Turner Prize nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye ; the melancholy drawings, paintings, and prints of Paula Rego ; the textile sculptures of Magdalena Abakanowicz ; a retrospective of experimental abstract artist Maria Bartuszová ; […]

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