This session pertains to “WADDA | Women Art Dealers Digital Archive“ (wadda.info) an initiative that aims to document how photography has participated in the construction of the identity of women-run galleries, while supporting the formation of a network of promotion on which these women could rely in order to gain visibility. (WADDA is the subject of an article in the Art Newspaper of 1 March 2022: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/03/01/women-art-dealers-digital-archives-modern-art)
The papers of this session focus on photographic material. By analyzing women gallerists’ portraits, reproductions in art catalogues and the photographs of exhibitions – images which support the art dealers’ experimental editorial choices – the session seeks to provide a better understanding of how these women have created new selling strategies and transnational networks.
WADDA and Session Chairs: Dr. Caterina Toschi, University for Foreigners Siena, and Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Independent
Maddy Henkin, University of Southern California: Living with Holly Solomon: Circulating Images of Gallerist and Gallery
Lilien Lisbeth Feledy: Cuttoli-Rubinstein. Dealer-Collector. Retracing a network
Anna Mazzanti, Politecnico di Milano: The Female Soul of art/tapes/22
Giulia Zompa, PhD: Women in the Milanese Art Scene. The Case of Emi Fontana Gallery
For more information, see: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2022/meetingapp.cgi/Session/9386
Please note that you have to register for the CAA conference in order to attend this session: https://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/conference2022/registration
TIAMSA will organize a follow-up event for this session.