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Muslim playwrights, musicians and artists are battling for free expression -- and some pay with their lives
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Vice's Women in Fiction issue is an interesting package. There's a short story by Mary Gaitskill here, an interview with Marilynne Robinson there, and a short story by Joyce Carol Oates over yonder. And then...there's the fashion spread.
Sebastião Salgado photographs of nature are undeniably beautiful, but they also portray a typical Western gaze.
The material offers a unique and inspiring insight into the lives and opinions of British people from a range of social classes and regions, combined with publications dealing with contemporary issues such as the Poll Tax, AIDS and the Falklands Conflict during the 1980s.
There is still a glass ceiling when it comes to recognition. Women are no longer prevented by a guild system from actually training as artists. But they are consistently denied the ultimate accolades of fame and respect. There's an image of supreme excellence in art that still, somehow, assumes a male bloodline of the greats.
An audit of the art world shows that every artist in the top 100 auction sales last year was a man, and just 8% of public art in central London was created by women. But things are changing...
Balboa Park Commons: Collections Sets includes images from Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Air and Space Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum, and Timken Museum of Art