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‘Women’s Works’ private view + book launch

Thursday 19 October 2023, 6–8pm

Women’s Works: Artists working in 1970s & ’80s London
England & Co’s Project Space at the Sotheran’s Building,
2a Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S 3DP

England & Co are pleased to combine the private view of our forthcoming exhibition, Women’s Works: Artists working in the 1970s & ’80s London, with a London book launch for Dr Amy Tobin’s book, Women Artists Together: Art in the Age ot Women’s Liberation published by Yale University Press. Dr Tobin came to England & Co’s exhibition Cecilia Vicuña in 2013 – the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 1974 – and the title page of Tobin’s new book features Vicuña’s painting Janis Jo.

Tobin’s book is a thought-provoking galvanized a generation of women artists. She looks at the work of UK and USA-based artists, and offers a fresh perspective on the history of the women’s art movement and how it was shaped by collaboration and togetherness, providing examples or inspirational feminist activism while retracing 1970s liberation politics. Tobin emphasizes how artworks emerged from, and contested, feminist paradigms and contexts, with class, gender, race, and sexuality as central concerns.

Women’s Works exhibition Press Release