A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN
Curated by Nicole Price, Fiona G Roberts and Rebecca Marcus Monks
15 March – 13 April 2019
The Koppel Project Central
Private View: 14th March 2019, 6-9pm
Image Detail: Mary Savva, Pink Aphrodite with Floating Hands, 2018
The Koppel Project Central is pleased to present A Room of One’s Own, which celebrates contemporary painting including work in the expanded field. This is the inaugural exhibition at our Soho gallery and features the work of 12 women artists with diverse and dynamic practices who are associated with The Koppel Project.
The exhibition attempts to open up a space for critical reflection around the discrimination of female painters, whose work has been consistently overlooked. A recent example is Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self Portrait’, which has just been bought by the National Gallery in London, where, shockingly, it becomes only the 20th work by a woman to enter the collection of over 2,300 European paintings.
A Room of One’s Own presents an array of female painters whose work expands from the canvas to include ceramics, installation, collage and sculpture. The exhibition, which title is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s influential feminist essay, takes a small step towards redressing past imbalances and aims to pave the way for true meritocracy in the art world.
In response to the exhibition, several events including an event with professional speakers and workshops with some of the exhibiting artists will be hosted at the gallery. On the evening of the Private View, Gina Birch and Ana da Silva, from the feminist punk band The Raincoats, will perform a short set.
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The Koppel Project Central is pleased to welcome Katy Hessel and Hermione Wiltshire for a round table discussion in relation to our current exhibition ‘A Room of One’s Own’.
Katy is a writer, curator, art historian and founder of @thegreatwomenartists. During the talk, she will be speaking about the genesis of The Great Women Artists and the women artists of history that we should know.
Hermione Wiltshire is a sculptor and photographer whose research includes the politics of gender, radical feminist theory and the Maternal as both a creative practice and a theoretical field of inquiry. She is one of the original artists from the Birth Rites Collection Exhibition. She is a Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art.