Monster Chetwynd, Crazy Bat Lady 2018. Tate. © Monster Chetwynd
This new display represents key ideas in recent British art and celebrates its diversity through women artists. It sets up dialogues across generations around three broad and overlapping themes: spaces and structures, our relationship to the idea of home, and playing with fictional identities to challenge social stereotypes.
Women artists have been under-represented in comparison to their male counterparts. This is an opportunity to question the historical bias, with selected pieces from Tate’s collection showing that the story of art can be told by women artists alone. Artists include Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, Rachel Whiteread and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
60 Years reflects Tate’s ongoing commitment to increasing representation of women artists across its galleries.