Feminist art historian Griselda Pollock and artist Sally Smart discuss the historical and contemporary experience of gender in the visual arts.
Originally presented at the Know My Name Conference in November 2020, this conversation explores the lived and the institutional experiences of women artists. Pollock is one of the key figures in feminist art history – a field she helped establish. In this conversation with Smart, Pollock draws on her expansive research into the historical experience of women artists and sustained critical interrogation of the gendered and cultural biases that continue to haunt art history, the art market and curatorship. Smart’s early experiences as an art student and emerging artist at a time when the art historical canon held few women artist role models or mentors is also discussed.