New York

“Another Girl, Another Planet”

Lawrence Rubin Greenberg van Doren

Girls, girls, girls! The “it” show this spring was unquestionably “Another Girl, Another Planet,” which assembled the work of thirteen young photographers from several countries, all but one of them women, taking pictures of women and girls. Enough press accumulated around the show to generate speculation as to its meaning, not to mention a bit of a backlash. Complainers smelled a fix, masterminded by cocurator Gregory Crewdson, who taught six of the artists at Yale. This is nothing new—recall the plethora of (largely male) students of John Baldessari and Mike Kelley flooding the art world in the ’80s. There was predictable grumbling, too, concerning the mediagenic quality of many of the artists. Another familiar story—if successful young women artists in general are an unusually lithe slice of the female community (cf. the recent article in the New York Times), looks certainly

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