11 episodes

Bow Down is a podcast about significant women artists from the past, hosted by Jennifer Higgie, editor at large at Frieze.

Women have been expressing themselves since the beginning of time. Yet, ask around and you’ll find that most people struggle to name even one non-male artist from before the 20th century. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist to whom we should all … well, bow down.

Subscribe to learn more about these radical women, all of whom made – and continue to make – the world a more interesting place.

Bow Down: Women in Art Frieze

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 55 Ratings

Bow Down is a podcast about significant women artists from the past, hosted by Jennifer Higgie, editor at large at Frieze.

Women have been expressing themselves since the beginning of time. Yet, ask around and you’ll find that most people struggle to name even one non-male artist from before the 20th century. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist to whom we should all … well, bow down.

Subscribe to learn more about these radical women, all of whom made – and continue to make – the world a more interesting place.

    Bow Down: Series Two Trailer

    Bow Down: Series Two Trailer

    Bow Down – the podcast about significant female artists who deserve our attention – returns for series 2. Guests include the artists Sonia Boyce, Amalia Pica and Sally Smart; the filmmaker Mark Cousins; the musician Alison Goldfrapp; potter Magdalene Odundo; curator and fashion designer Duro Olowu and the legendary feminist art-historian Griselda Pollock.

    • 1 min
    Griselda Pollock on Vera Frenkel

    Griselda Pollock on Vera Frenkel

    Griselda Pollock, winner of the 2020 Holberg Prize for her ‘profound influence on art history’, discusses the life and work of the Toronto-based artist Vera Frenkel, who for six decades has been a pioneer of new technologies. 

    • 20 min
    Zoe Whitley on Kathleen Collins

    Zoe Whitley on Kathleen Collins

    The Hayward Gallery curator, and co-curator of the blockbuster touring exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation’ discusses the life and work of Kathleen Collins, the first African-American woman to write and direct a feature film. 

    • 20 min
    Liliane Lijn on Stella Snead

    Liliane Lijn on Stella Snead

    The London-based artist discusses the life and times of her friend, the late (and overlooked) British surrealist painter, photographer and collage artist, Stella Snead, who lived between New Mexico and India.

    • 21 min
    Shahidha Bari on Mary Moser and Angelica Kauffman

    Shahidha Bari on Mary Moser and Angelica Kauffman

    The cultural historian, radio presenter and author of Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes discusses the life and times of the two women founders of London’s Royal Academy, the trail-blazing 18th-century artists Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser.

    • 20 min
    Natalia Sidlina on Natalia Goncharova

    Natalia Sidlina on Natalia Goncharova

    The Tate Curator of International Art discusses the life and times of the modernist pioneer Natalia Goncharova, who changed the landscape of avant-garde art in early 20th-century Russia.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

StPge ,

Bow Down Women in Art

I work in my studio a lot writing and creating and it was Wonderful listening to these Female Artist that Bow Down presents. There (thus far) only 9 episodes will there be more in the near future? Any who, Thanks for these Podcasts...

Lee_Krasner ,

Fantastic

Smart, thoughtful and fascinating. I want to dive into each of these artists’ work!

awful experience!!! ,

Bow Down!

Bow Down to Jen Higgie! I am biased obviously but this is genius and I love it!!!

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