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Femme Artist Table Zürich Schaffhausen | FAT

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Representation?

In an interview with The Art Newspaper in 2016, Molesworth spoke about the continuing issues over representation in the art world. "The only way you get diversity is to actually do it," she said. "That means that certain men don’t get shows. There are only X number of slots every year on the calendar and the number of artists always exceeds the number of slots. If you are going to be equitable, some of the dudes don’t get shows that year. That’s what’s hard about it."
She added: "Most museums still maintain a commitment to an idea of the best, or quality, or genius. And I’m not saying I don’t agree with those as values. But I think those values have been created over hundreds of years to favour white men. One of the things you have to say as a curator is 'We are not going to present the value that already exists; we are going to do the work to create value around these woman artists and artists of colour that would jus…