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Gender Benders

Visionary twists from a magnificent seven.

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From left, Nicole Eisenman, Janine Antoni, Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Morris, Justine Kurland, Roni Horn, and Sylvia Sleigh.
Photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

One argument goes that recessions are good for female artists because when money flies out the window, women are allowed in the house. The other claims that when money ebbs, so do prospects for women. Given this season’s abundance of female gallery shows (36 percent, up from 17 percent in 2005), I’ll go with the former. Seven of the most exciting are pictured here, and one of them, Roni Horn, is deservedly having her first full-scale museum show.


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