Information is what gives value to artists and their work. Interview with curator and art historian Camille Morineau by the Danish artist Augusta Atla

MAGASINET KUNST, May 2021. Female artists and writers have been forgotten, they have not been heard, their works have not been shown, or they have simply been erased from history.Camille Morineau (Founder of AWARE) Today, the question is whether, despite first-wave feminism and women’s right to vote, Europe is ready to accommodate works by women. Is our Western visual culture geared to allow...

SHOWDOWN WITH THE SEXISM OF THE DANISH ART SCENE. Article by Augusta Atla, 23 March 2021



MAGASINET KUNST, May 2021. “When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.” Quote from Women & Power by Mary Beard (Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge Lamentably, Denmark comes first when it comes to gender discrimination in the art market. In March 2020 I contacted Magasinet Kunst, asking them whether they would be interested in a...

Denmark is number one when it comes to Nordic gender discrimination in contemporary art

Denmark is number one when it comes to Nordic gender discrimination in contemporary art.Contribution to debate in the Danish newspaper in Politiken,15 November 2020, by Augusta Atla 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 Art Fair had decided to present an art...

Interview with Valeria Napoleone by the Danish artist Augusta Atla in Børsen Pleasure 2020

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...

Now Chart 2020’s Over. So What About Women the Rest of the Year?

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...

Interview with Valeria Napoleone by Augusta Atla – volume II

Interview with Valeria Napoleone by Augusta Atla for CHART ART FAIR 2020, August 2020. My interest lies in supporting female artists at the moment in their career when nobody's looking Valeria Napoleone is based in London and is part art collector, part art patron. Valeria has been collecting artworks by female artists for two decades and boasts a collection of over 400 works by women.In 2015,...

Interview with Valeria Napoleone by Augusta Atla – volume I

Published in MAGASINET KUNST (DK), May 2020. “It will take much longer for female artists despite incredible talent, simply because the power system of art is not ready for them yet.” Valeria Napoleone We need to critically question the established routines, in which curators, museum directors, gallerists, art gallery managers and not forgetting press representatives, journalists and art...
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