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trouble at hand

jane chia

... for art is very much alien to the mind of woman, and these things cannot be accomplished without a great deal of talent, which in women is usually very scarce.1
From Boccaccio's De claris mulieribus, 1355-59
HAN SAI POR, Towards Peace, 1987, marble, courtesy the artist.

The sex of an artist matters. It conditions the way art is seen and discussed. But precisely how and why does it matter? Art history views art of the past from certain perspectives and organises it…

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