in ‘Women in Revolt! Art, Activism and the Women’s Movement in the UK 1970 - 1990’, Tate Britain, London
‘Strong women intent on doing their own thing are like magnets for me, I gravitate towards them and their work without even realising it’, says Alison Jacques. The Fitzrovia gallerist has established herself among the most prominent international galleries to focus on repositioning female artists overlooked in the canon of art history. When it comes to the art market, she is the queen of old ladies.
Thanks to her, many previously under-the-radar artists are being given major international shows, including Brazilian painter and installation artist Lygia Clark at the Guggenheim Bilbao this autumn; textural artist Sheila Hicks at the Hepworth Wakefield next year; and Slovakian sculptor Maria Bartuszová at Tate Modern next November. […]