Friday, May 29, 2009

Pass it on

With exhibitions coming up for Seraphine Pick and etal. in Christchurch and Japan’s Yayoi Kusama in Wellington, you might think it’s the year of the woman artist here in New Zealand, but consider the Pompidou in Paris. They have just announced that they are filling their entire permanent collection galleries with works by women. Yes, the men are off to storage. The curator Camille Morineau says, “It’s a risk.” 500 works by 200 women. An OTN cap for the first museum director to do it in New Zealand.