Friday, 27 October 2017

Women and Sexism in the Arts

On Wednesday the BBC radio 4 programme Front Row focused on the issue of sexism and the treatment of women in the arts. 

Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of London's Royal Court Theatre, actor and director Maureen Lipman and Helen Lewis, deputy Editor of the New Statesman discussed how leaders in the creative industries are responding.

Other topics of conversation included to what extent is the portrayal of women across film, theatre, music and visual art defined by the male gaze? And how easy is it for female artists to claim ownership of their own image?

Photographer Annie Leibovitz, Feminist Art Historian Tamar Garb, Dance critic Luke Jennings and Jacqueline Springer, music journalist and senior lecturer at University of Westminster also joined in with the discussion.

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