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SHANGHAI

Long Museum

SHE

LOUIS E BOURGEOIS, Crouching Spider, 2003, steel, 270.5 × 835.7 × 627.4 cm. Courtesy Long Museum, Shanghai.

A wise gallerist once told me, “Every exhibition reveals its intentions.” “SHE,” at Shanghai’s Long Museum, which featured works by 105 female artists from 13 countries that spanned from the Song Dynasty (960–1279) to the present, was a wildly ambitious project, with intentions that were mostly earnest and at times thoughtful. The exhibition, however, had a central problem, which was not the result of its good intentions, but its overall…

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