Rachael Pimm and Isobel Harbison feature in Art Monthly, the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art. Published ten times a year, it keeps people in touch with today’s fast-moving art world through in-depth features, interviews with leading lights, profiles on rising stars and up-to-the-minute coverage of trends from independent critics.
Isobel Harbison reconsiders the issue of objectification in the era of social media. Does the work of artists like Hannah Black, Cheryl Donegan, Frances Stark and Yvonne Rainer answer the question posed by Nancy Spector 20 years ago as to whether sex appeal can ever be considered a sign of female agency?
‘Why, when image-maker or subject, object and spectator are no longer distinct, structured or guarded positions (in our lives online we frequently play out two or more of these roles at any one time), have gendered roles of photographic or cinematic capture not also dissolved?’
Rachel Pimm is featured in a profile by Chris Fite-Wassilak as a British eco artist who explores the politics and hidden hierarchies that determine our ethical choices. Perhaps crucially among those artists exploring our current ecological paradoxes, Rachel Pimm’s work retains an awareness of the limits of our circumscribed perspective.