Ladies' Knight a Female Perspective on Chess at World Chess Hall of Fame
Ladies’ Knight a Female Perspective on Chess at World Chess Hall of Fame
Crystal Fischetti Art Chess at Ladies' Knight, World Chess Hall of Fame
Crystal Fischetti x Purling Art Chess at Ladies’ Knight, World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) exhibited a thought-provoking show of multi-media chess artwork by twelve world-renowned female artists.  The exhibition, entitled ‘Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess’ presented works by artists including Barbara Kruger, Sophie Matisse, Yoko Ono and Rachel Whiteread.  Purling London collaborators, Daniela Raytchev and Crystal Fischetti were amongst the artists who were selected to contribute to the exhibition their own interpretations of the game of chess.  The artwork on display ranged from the playful, tongue in cheek and feminine to the dark, unsettling and serious.

At its heart, the World Chess Hall of Fame has a great passion to raise public awareness around the cultural and artistic significance of chess, a game that has historically been male-dominated, but in which women play a central role.  Through its exhibitions and events, it allows viewers to discover ways in which artists through the ages to our present day have used chess as a vehicle to convey political, social, ecological messages and to provoke and encourage dialogue.  The exhibits in Ladies’ Knight tackled themes and issues, such as the concept of beauty, inequality, crime, language, peace and conflict.

For more information, please click the following links:

Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess
Exhibition ran from: October 29, 2015 – May 1, 2016
World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA.
+1 (314) 367-WCHF (9243) | worldchesshof.org
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Further reading: The World Chess Hall of Fame also invited Purling London to curate a solo exhibition: ‘Painted Pieces: Art Chess From Purling London’. This included Art Chess works by 20 artists, including Sophie Matisse, Mr Doodle and Thierry Noir.

Ladies' Knight exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame with Crystal Fischetti Sun & Moon
Purling Art Chess by Crystal Fischetti ‘Sun & Moon’ in front of Yoko Ono’s ‘Play It by Trust (Roskilde Version)’
(Photograph by Austin Fuller)

Ladies' Knight exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame with Daniela Raytchev Addictions
Daniela Raytchev x Purling London Art Chess ‘Addictions’
(Photograph by Austin Fuller)
Daniela Raytchev x Purling London Art Chess 'Addictions' at Ladies' Knight at World Chess Hall of Fame
Daniela Raytchev x Purling London Art Chess ‘Addictions’ at Ladies’ Knight at World Chess Hall of Fame
Ladies' Knight exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame with Daniela Raytchev
Daniela Raytchev x Purling Art Chess ‘Addictions’
(Photograph by Austin Fuller)
Crystal Fischetti Art Chess and Barbara Kruger's 'Untitled (Do You Feel Comfortable Losing?)' chess set
Crystal Fischetti x Purling Art Chess ‘Sun & Moon’ in front of Barbara Kruger’s ‘Untitled (Do You Feel Comfortable Losing?)’
(Photograph by Austin Fuller)
Ladies' Knight exhibiton at World Chess Hall of Fame and Crystal Fischetti Art Chess
Crystal Fischetti x Purling Art Chess ‘Sun & Moon’
Simon Purkis at Ladies' Knight exhibition at World Chess Hall of Fame
Daniela Raytchev x Purling Art Chess ‘Addictions’ in front of Goshka Macuga’s ‘The White-House made from Moscow’
(Photograph by Austin Fuller)
Simon Purkis at Ladies' Knight exhibiton at World Chess HOF
Debbie Han’s ‘Battle of Conception’ in front of Rachel Whiteread’s ‘Modern Chess set’
(Photograph by Austin Fuller)
Ladies' Knight exhibiton at World Chess Hall of Fame and Daniel Raytchev Art Chess
Art Chess by Daniela Raytchev ‘Addictions’