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Fearless girl facing Charging Bull simply restates outdated gender stereotypes. Public art and gender politics clash in corporate America

Peluso, Daniela M. (2017) Fearless girl facing Charging Bull simply restates outdated gender stereotypes. Public art and gender politics clash in corporate America. The Conversation, . ISSN 2201-5639. E-ISSN 2201-5639. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Kristen Visbal’s 250lb “fearless girl” sculpture recently won three Grand Prix and 18 Lions in all, making her the biggest winner in the history of the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity. The awards and accolades have credited her with challenging gender equality on Wall Street – despite her own use of gender stereotypes and the fact that the statue was commissioned by the very financial institutions the piece purports to challenge. The statue, which was placed in front of Arturo Di Modica’s iconic “charging bull” – a minimalist three-and-a-half ton bronze sculpted bull that marks New York’s financial district – on International Women’s Day, has been at the centre of debates ever since. Their juxtaposition has spurred discussion about workplace gender equality as well as art that mostly ignore the political economy of the surrounding financial institutions that directly and indirectly brought them together.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: art, gender, finance, New York
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Daniela Peluso
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 14:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63720 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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