No Man’s Land
is not a museum exhibition; it’s a private collection showcase. But the Rubells are shrewd and unorthodox collectors, and the presentation raises some big points – above all, the enduring question of how women artists building on a male-dominated history of art should depict their own sex.
Yet most of the art here has no special interest in gender; the whole presentation works more than fine as an art world cross-section, and you really don’t miss the men. When it comes to abstract painting, anyway, women have been leading the way for more than a decade now.
It is, nevertheless, a welcome corrective to an artistic conversation that remains exhaustingly male-dominated, decades after the Guerrilla Girls began naming and shaming sexists.