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Perrotin is integrating more women to his pool of artists


September 02 2019
Art

The renowned Parisian gallerist is bringing new women artists to his rost

Perrotin gallery has added four new artists to its roster, including Genesis Belanger, Gabriel de la Mora, Claire Tabouret and Emily Mae Smith.

“My introduction to these artists, and their important work, is inseparable from the global network that we have built" he states.Since the departure of KAWS, the high-profile artist, in July, Perrotin has increased the number of women among his 50 artists, going from 7 to 10.

Opening Emily Mae Smith’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Tokyo on August 28th. Her show titled Avalon tackles the question of feminism as she states: “I’m working out of a symbolist tradition but with the 21st-century feminist painter’s lens aimed toward inclusion, agency and making space for new myths." I really believe that the notion of femaleness, being the true subject of an artwork is totally terrifying to the institution of painting. Western art has spent most of its history making sure that there is no way to represent it. The feminist lens is a useful one to view my work."

Is the future of art female?