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Annika Ström, Ten Embarrassed Men

Posted in Art, performance art by petercombe on April 18, 2011


Annika Ström, Ten embarrassed men, 2010

Ten men (actors) all dressed with identical clothing cruising the fair for 5 days looking embarrassed.
Performance at the Frieze art fair commissioned by Frieze Foundation Art Projects, curated by Sarah McCrory,
October 2010

Swedish artist Annika Strom masterminded a performance for a curated component of last year’s Frieze art fair, commenting on gender inequality in the art world.

Ten male actors wandered about the fair in a group, charged with looking awkward and embarrassed by what Strom sees as the under-representation of female artists in exhibitors’ stands at art fairs and across the wider arts.

Photo: Polly Braden

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