Since 2003, Augusta has been conducting research into work by women artists. This research stems from her deep interest in freedom of expression and diversity, and her desire to put an end to discrimination against women and to expand the field of art history to include the inner world, body perceptions and conceptual minds of women. This was further fuelled by her excellent education at Goldsmiths in London and their specialist library: The Women’s Art Library.
Augusta is also a passionate art critic and a politically engaged writer on gender discrimination issues in the world of contemporary art. In her articles, interviews, research and other intellectual ventures, Augusta Atla draws attention to gender discrimination in the world of contemporary art in attempt to catalyse balance and gender equality now!
Augusta was the co-editor of Magasinet Kunst’s May 2021 edition and her writing has been published in Politiken, Magasinet Kunst, CHART Publication, Kulturmonitor, Børsen.
In 2020, prompted by the lack of equality in the Danish art scene, Augusta Atla initiated a regular series of conversations with key people – people who are working to create real change vis-à-vis gender equality among artists. She interviewed the art collector and patron Valeria Napoleone, and the interview was published in Magasinet Kunst, CHART Publication and Børsen.
Augusta Atla also came up with the idea of an issue of Magasinet Kunst (DK) devoted to women and gender and was co-editor of this special women in the arts edition. For this issue she interviewed Camille Morineau on the subject of gender equality in the world of art. An acclaimed curator and art historian, Camille Morineau is dedicated to promoting the brilliance of female artists. In 2009-2011, Camille Morineau devised and curated the pioneering exhibition Elles@centrepompidou at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. She is also the co-founder and director of AWARE, a non-profit organisation, research centre and archiving platform that promotes work by women artists. The magazine also includes a critical essay by Augusta Atla on the showdown with the sexism of the danish art scene.
Link to the articles below
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To read the essay (in English) by Augusta Atla, visit:
Published in MAGASINET KUNST (DK), May 2020.
Interview with Valeria Napoleone by Augusta Atla for CHART ART FAIR, August 2020.
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…
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 consi…
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 s…
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…
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 (Fou…
Af Augusta Atla/ 9. marts 2020 KULTURMONITOR Kommentar: Som billedkunstner opdraget af en kunsthistoriker og fra en tidlig alder eksponeret for den vestlige verdens kunsthistorie …
Essay (Danish), Augusta Atla – MAGASINET KUNST (DK), Feb 2020 LINK: https://www.magasinetkunst.dk/Home/Detail/MTU0MzU= I min generation er vi som billedkunstnere, kunsthistorikere og kuratorer o…
ARTIST-TALKS on Women Painters (Talk, duration 45 min)
Via Farini in Residence, Milano, Italy
The Danish Royal Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
Manitoba University, Architectural Faculty, Canada
Tou Scene Art Institution, Stavanger, Norway
Projektskolen Art School, Oslo, Norway
Princeton University, Architectural Faculty, NJ, USA
Venice Art Academy, Venezia, Italy
Krabbesholm Kunstskole, Denmark
TPTP SPACE, Paris, France
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Banja Rathnov Gallery, CPH, Denmark
Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, Denmark