In a recent issue of his wonderful Twice-Weekly Newsletter, Robert Genn wrote:
I was recently asked to support a group show exclusive to women. While the motives for this sort of thing may be noble and temporarily empowering, I don’t buy it. I don’t support anything that discriminates by age, race or gender. If someone invited me to support a show for men only, I wouldn’t. I want to live blind to all that sort of stuff. In my experience, most jurors bend over backwards to get it right. I just wish the general public (and a few dealers) did the same.
What do you think of women-only exhibits? Or men-only exhibits for that matter?
What about women-only organizations?
What are the pros and cons of gender-specific events and organizations?