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Skewering The Egos Of Male Artists At Dia:Beacon

May 21, 2013

Of the 25 artists whose work is currently on long-term view at Dia:Beacon, four of them are women. One of those women is half of a husband-and-wife team. The open, spacious museum just up the river from New York City is beautiful, staid, and a bit, well, male. Even a fantastic three-room installation of wry Louise Bourgeois sculptures can?t undercut the machismo you get from wandering through a hall full of John Chamberlain pieces made of crushed steel, while knowing that under your feet there?s another hall full of sculpted steel Richard Serras. The men?s pieces just loom so large ? they take up an enormous amount of space, both physically and emotionally.


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