I remember many years ago there was an article in an art magazine about the artist Liza Lou, who does beaded work, and instead of placing her work in the context of the history of beading, like Native American beading or women’s crafts, they put her in the tradition of Andy Warhol. Because the way to validate an artist, particularly a woman artist, is to put them in the context of the important male art. What you’re talking about now opens up the possibility of starting to see women in our own tradition.
JUDY CHICAGO interviewed by JORI FINKEL in the New York Times, September 22, 2019. “Judy Chicago on Rescuing Women From Art History’s Sidelines.”