«As early as the mid-1980s, the well-known artists’ group Guerrilla Girls asked: "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met.museum?" It was a reaction to a study which showed that although less than 5% of modern artists are women, 85% of the nudes represent women. Although the feminist movements during those years gave more visibility to the subject, there is nevertheless a disparity between the representation of women on the one hand but, on the other hand, as well as a disparity in ethnic diversity and the distribution of power within the art world on the other.
It remains to be seen whether a kind of turning point was reached in 2017: It was the year when "Time" made the "Silence Breaker" the person of the year – women who have publicly spoken about their traumatic experiences with sexual violence. The ensuing #metoo debate has also had an impact on the art world, although the problem is more likely to be discussed in an international context rather than at home. 2017 was also the year in which, for the first time in the history of the Power 100 List of Art Review, a woman lead the list: Hito Steyerl. And there were also several significant individual exhibitions for female artists. (...)». Continue a ler