As part of the VRC's goal to digitize a wide range of artforms by diverse artists, we try to find what's missing from MDID because more likely than not it reflects the very same artists that have been overlooked and underrepresented in the all-too-often exclusionary art historical canon, which unfortunately in many ways still perpetuates today as represented by the art market.

That said, below are just a few of the overdue additions to MDID of strong, awesome female artists:

Installation shot of Thater’s piece, “Orange Room (Wallflowers),” showing a corner of the exhibition room immersed in orange light with flowers projected on the wall.

DIANA THATER
"Orange Room (Wallflowers)," 2001
From the catalog:
"Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination,"
by Lynne Cooke​
(Prestel Publishing, 2015)

 


HANNAH WILKE
"S.O.S. Starification Object Series: An Adult Game of Mastication," 1975
From the catalog:
"Hannah Wilke: Gestures,"
​by Tracy Fitzpatrick, Saundra Goldman, Thomas H. Kochheiser, et al.
(Neuberger Museum of Art, 2009)

 

 

Installation shot of Barlow’s "untitled: hoard [Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida]," from 2013, showing large piles of multi-colored fabric and rods wrapped with string.
PHYLLIDA BARLOW
"untitled: hoard [Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida]," 2013
From the catalog:
"Phyllida Barlow: Sculpture 1963-2015,"
by Frances Morris
(Fruitmarket Gallery, 2015)

 

Sturtevant’s "Study for Muybridge Plate #97: Woman Walking," 1966, showing 15 photos of different views of the artist in profile, walking, in front of different artworks.



ELAINE STURTEVANT
"Study for Muybridge Plate #97: Woman Walking," 1966
From the catalog:
"Elaine Sturtevant,"
by Peter Eleey
(Museum of Modern Art, 2014)




Photo taken for the cover of the 200th edition of "Dazed and Confused" magazine, Featuring Bjork’s face surrounded by multi-colored abstracted stripes.

BJÖRK
"Photo taken for the cover of the 200th edition of "Dazed and Confused" magazine,
guest-edited by Bjork [Art and photography by Sam Falls]," 2011
From the catalog:
"Björk: Mid-career Retrospective with New Commissioned Piece for MoMA,"
by Björk, Nicola Dibben, Alex Ross, Sjón and Klaus Biesenbach
(Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2015)