2Q13 | Women Artists, Women Collectors: Lloyds Club, London

18 September - 5 December 2013

Marcelle Joseph Projects is delighted to present: 2Q13 - Women Artists, Women Collectors, an exhibition co-curated by Marcelle Joseph and Lydia Cowpertwait, and sponsored by Hampden. 


The exhibition's title 2Q13 references the cult trilogy 1Q84 written by Japanese author Haruki Murakami and represents a new parallel world conceived by women. If women could rewrite the rules of the universe in 2013, what would they do?


The exhibition will feature over 100 contemporary artworks made by women artists and will represent the art collections of six prominent female collectors from London, Europe and North America. The art collectors involved include English collector Leslie Balfour-Lynn, art critic, curator and lecturer Sacha Craddock, Dutch gallerist Marian Cramer, Contemporary Art Society trustee Sarah Elson, the writer and contemporary art patron Maryam Homayoun Eisler, Boston-based collector of female photographers Lucille Spagnuolo and chair of the Collections Committee for the Contemporary Art Society Cathy Wills. 


Artists featuring in the exhibition will include: Samira Alikhanzadeh, Nazgol Ansarinia, Phyllida Barlow, Tina Barney, Becky Beasley, Louise Bourgeois, Ruth Claxton, Prunella Clough, Marian Coutts, Tracey Emin, Laura Ford, Geraldine Gliubislavich, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Shirazeh Houshiary, Chantal Joffe, Josephine King, Beatriz Milhazes, Katy Moran, Catherine Opie, Cornelia Parker, Anna Parkina, Paula Rego, Maaike Schoorel, Kiki Smith, Elif Uras, Kara Walker, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Francesca Woodman and Vicky Wright.


There will also be a selection of new artworks exhibited that have been purposefully made for the exhibition or are recently produced works. These will include works by Afsoon, Güler Ates, Clarisse d'Arcimoles, Alexandra Bircken, Annabel Emson, Sally Fawkes, Jess Flood Paddock, Marenka Gabeler, Margarita Gluzberg, Rachel Goodyear, Vanessa Jackson, Karen Knorr, Julia Kunin, Kiki Lamers, Rania Matar, Michelle McKeown, Josephine Meckseper, Annie Morris, Jemimah Patterson, Alex Prager, Eva Räder, Penelope Slinger, Laurie Simmons, Shellburne Thurber, Mary Webb and Rose Wylie. 


The exhibition will also be hosting a discursive programme of events sponsored by the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.  On 7th October, Iwona Blazwick, director of the Whitechapel Gallery, will moderate a panel discussion with some of the featured women collectors.  On 4th November, Sacha Craddock will lead a conversation with three of the featured artists.


The Lloyds Club is a Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse in heart of the City of London with an ongoing contemporary art programme of four exhibitions a year.