With female artists representing more countries than ever in national pavilions at the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Italy, the contemporary art fair curated by Okwui Enwezor (Nigerian art critic and museum director) is seen as an informal rebalancing in the art world.
With female artists from the United States, Australia, Russia, Japan, Switzerland and Norway including our very own Sarah Lucas from Great Britain.
The prominence of women in the national pavilions — which along with the main show comprise the 56th International Art Exhibition — may be coincidence. However, the force of the female numbers is gaining notice as tapping into an influential trend and thus challenging the notion of the art world as being male dominated.
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