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(Image above: Mnemonic Artifact 6 (2017) by Hayv Kaharaman, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York). 

100days100women is a list of 100 women artists compiled to celebrate the launch of the biography Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon.

Everyday for 100 days, from 01 December 2017, this blog will make a post on a female artist.

Some artists who contributed work were inspired by the following themes, taken from the book. Others chose to answer a selection of questions listed below. Other artists chose to submit a short statement on their practice, a the artwork in question.

Themes:

Painting, Identity, Lines, Blue, Inspiration, Pink, New Mexico, Influence, Desert, New York, Water, Sailing, Friendship, Hardship, Climbing, Swimming, Minimalism, Grids, Adobe, Civil Rights Movement, Gold, Conversation,  Pilgrimage, Happiness, Peach Tree, Waterfall, Cole Porter, Bach, Sensibility, Beethoven, Love, Abstraction, Queer, Film, Mountains, Children, Buddhism, Illness, Albuquerque, Ruler, Film, Islands, The Bible, Gratitude, Canada, Scotland, Pencil, Ambition, Manhattan, Weaving, Bellevue Hospital, Praise, Writing, Poverty, Lectures, Fables, Travel, Ming Pottery, Native American, Koan, Lao Tse, Columbia University, Taos, WWII, Cold War, Discrimination, Harlem, Feminism, Rocking Chair, Skyscraper, Joy, Fame, America, Education, Tree, Adventure, Children, Affection, Success, Circles, Seasons, Dancing, Teaching, Building, Cinema, Paint, Sculpture, Objects, Reward, Spirit, Generosity, LGBTQ, Pioneer, Painter, Icon…

Questions:

Pick and Mix:

What, if any, responsibility, do you feel as an artist, in what way, or toward whom?

What does it mean to change?

What is your favourite art work?

Should an artist be in the world, looking out, or outside the world, looking in?

Does your work come from the head or the heart?

If you could meet one other artist who would it be (living or dead)?

What is the greatest challenge you face as an artist?

What is inspiration? How do you find it?

How do you work?

What does the word gender mean to you within your practice?

Who do you admire, and why?

What is art?

Agnes Martin said, “We think we are very mundane, but we are all capable of fugues.” Respond.

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When submitting artwork (as a jpeg) please provide information as follows:

Title:

Date:

Format/Materials:

Dimensions:

Picture Credit:

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Please note that we do not have the resources to reply to all submissions—and final choices are assembled in consideration of achieving a balance—but we will contact you if your submission is selected. As well as accepting submissions, we are also inviting some of our favourite artists to take part. At present, invited and confirmed artists include,

Ying Ang, Elinor Carucci, Eleanor Crow, Joy Gerrard, Jenny Grigg, Anne Jordan, Hayv Kahraman, Polly Morgan, Wangechi Mutu, Adrian Piper, Adrian Salakhova, Karen Schiff, Heidi Specker, Clare Twomey, Jo Walker, and Bettina von Zwehl.

As such, a final selection will be arranged to reflect a diverse range of artworks and artists, and if your work is not accepted this is because space is limited to 100 posts, and should not be considered a judgement on the quality or content of the work.

Thank You

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