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Interview with Valeria Napoleone by Augusta Atla in Børsen, oct 2020TRANSLATION: culturebites.dk For 23 years, the London-based art collector Valeria Napoleone has been building up a collection consisting exclusively of works by female artists. This is her way of challenging the gender discrimination in the industry, which accounts for the fact that only 2% of total sales at art auctions between 2008 and 2019 were works by women, and that men are over-represented in museums, galleries and the media. The Danish artist Augusta Atla interviewed Valeria Napoleone as part of their continuing series of conversations, which highlight today’s gender discrimination. “Excellent quality will hopefully be recognised. The only problem is that it can take longer for women.” AA: Who has the power to make a change regarding gender equality in the contemporary art scene?  VN: Museums, curators, and directors of museums have the power to initiate change in the art scene.…

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KULTURMONITOR.DK – text by Augusta Atla 31 August 2020 Contribution to debate: When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice. I was delighted when I read that this year the executive board of Chart had decided to present an art fair featuring exclusively female artists. But can an art fair like Chart, which lasts a mere three days, make an impact on the remaining 362 days of a year? Going forward, can it make any difference vis-à-vis Denmark’s deeply-entrenched male chauvinist structure? Denmark is number one when it comes to Nordic gender discrimination If one takes a look at the galleries participating in Chart 2020, Denmark is the most sexist in the Nordic region. Look at the Chart galleries by country and count how many female artists they have on their books, and this is what we see: Denmark: 26%Norway: 36%Iceland: 37%Finland: 38%Sweden: 46%…

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Interview with Valeria Napoleone by Augusta Atla for CHART ART FAIR, August 2020.

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Acrylic on paper, 50 x 70 cm, unique work (2016) AUGUSTA ATLA EUR € 1100

Mixed media on canvas, 20 x 30 cm, unique work (2018) AUGUSTA ATLA EUR € 1000

Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm, unique work (2019) AUGUSTA ATLA EUR € 3000

Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, unique work (2018) AUGUSTA ATLA EUR € 1250

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 35 cm, unique work (2019) AUGUSTA ATLA EUR € 1250

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