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All of Them Witches at Jeffrey Deitch
February 18, 2020 - February 25, 2020
On view: February 8–April 11, 2020
Witchy subject matter has made its way into the art world over the past several years — artists cast spells, reference the occult, and delve into ritual and fantasy. A show at Jeffrey Deitch in Hollywood groups together mostly women artists who fit the bewitching bill. Curators Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons corralled a thoughtful selection of work that applies the “witch” theme more broadly to ideas of gender, sexuality, and the power of the female body. Some of my favorite artists — Niki Saint Phalle, Janine Antoni, Carolee Schneemann — are surprising and welcomed inclusions in this encyclopedic exhibition. The curators seem to trace a lineage of intuitive work that has paved the way for our current fascination with the mystical.