A new exhibit dedicated to ladies and the game of chess opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. Professional chess is often played mostly by men and this exhibit challenges the classic stereotypes of the game by showcasing sets designed by female artists. Raw emotions and unique interpretations of the game are on full display at the exhibit which runs from October 29th 2015 to April 17th, 2016.
Among the many unique exhibits and installations, Purling London has the honor of showcasing 2 sets at the show: Crystal Fischetti’s colorful The Sun and Moon 2014 and Daniela Raytchev’s Addictions 2014
Ladies Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess runs from October 29th until April 17, 2016 and and Opening Reception will be held on the 29th from 6-8pm at the World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis. MO.
More from the official invitation:
Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess examines how a game often dominated by men inspires contemporary women artists. The exhibition presents works by artists Crystal Fischetti, Debbie Han, Barbara Kruger, Liliya Lifanova, Goshka Macuga, Sophie Matisse, Yoko Ono, Daniela Raytchev, Jennifer Shahade, Yuko Suga, Diana Thater, and Rachel Whiteread. Their diverse interpretations of the game range from the playful and feminine to the serious and encourage dialogue about subjects like crime, language, peace and conflict, and inequality.
By Doron Levy Courtesy TheTopTier Digital Media