One of six posters shown in the 2005 Venice Biennale "Always a Little Further," curated by Rosa Martinez.
This one took on the historical museums in Venice. All of them, except one, had work by female artists in their collection, but almost all of it was kept in the basement. We appropriated the iconic image of Marcello Mastroianni straddling Anita Ekberg from the famous Fellini ﬁlm La Dolce Vita and demanded that viewers go to the museums of Venice and tell them to put more women on top!
The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence says we inspired him to exhibit the women artists hidden in the museum basement for centuries.
DON'T DRINK A BEER IN EUROPE WITHOUT OUR DRINK COASTER
Free the Women Artists of Europe!
When the Dutch design magazine Volume asked us to create a coaster to be included in their issue #4, we pictured pubs, bars and beerhalls all over Europe sending a message about the low number of women artists on display in European museums. All our research shows that although museums have work by women, they keep it in the basement, in storage, not on the walls. Note to museums: get it up!