Wednesday 4th May

| BY Jack Moss

DKNY And The New Museum To Support Women Artists


When I was a child the only cassette we had in the car was entitled All Woman – an album, as the name would suggest, containing songs only by female artistes. It contained such classic tracks as Kate Bush Babooshka (a childhood fav), Tina Arena Chains, Meredith Brooke, Bitch – basically, an opus of every great 90s song ever written. It was truly magnificent. Point is, who needs a man to make great art? I’m happy to render myself obsolete in the world becomes full of self-fertilising seahorse women. How pleasing, then, that The New Women’s Project at New York’s New Museum will provide support for commissions and exhibitions by five women artists throughout this coming year, all supported by the lovely people at DKNY.

“The New Museum has always explored the future of culture through the art of today, giving first major museum exposure in the US to a diverse array of artists, including Ana Mendieta, Adrian Piper, Andrea Zittel, Martha Rosler, Elizabeth Peyton, Rosemarie Trockel, Tacita Dean, Nathalie Djurberg, Camille Henrot, and Klara Lidén, among many others,” said Lisa Phillips, the museum’s director. “Advocating for women artists has always been a natural part of our organization’s defining culture. We are grateful that DKNY’s partnership will help bring continuing recognition and attention to the extraordinary contributions of women at the forefront of contemporary art.”

DKNY will be chief sponsor behind the exhibition, part of the NY-based brand’s commitment to advocate women, a founding principle since its advent thirty-eight years ago. As DKNY’s creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne (shown above) say, “the New Women’s Project is particularly important to DKNY’s mission. We are a brand that embodies a strong, intelligent, modern woman. Being able to magnify the New Museum’s ethos and support a forward-looking, dynamic New York institution is an honor. Our mutual dedication to the ideas and contributions of strong women is rooted in our founding visionaries.” Want to know more? Well, watch the boys talk about the exhibition and just how great women are in the special video below. Girl power.

Photograph courtesy of DKNY