jeudi 15 décembre 2016

Exposition - Londres - « Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s - Works from the Verbena Collection »

S.O.S. Starification Object Series. Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles © Marsie, Emanuelle, Damon, and Andrew Scharlatt / Bildrecht, Vienna, 2015 / / Sammlung Verbund, Vienna 
Untitled (Lucy), 1975/2001 © Cindy Sherman Courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York 
/ Sammlung Verbund, Vienna  
Hochhaus (Nr.1), 1974 © Renate Eisenegger / Sammlung Verbund, Vienna  
Roberta Construction Chart #1, 1975 © Lynn Hershman LeesonSammlung Verbund, Vienna 
Tapp und Tastkino, 1968 © Valie Export / VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2015 
Courtesy of  Galerie Charim, Vienna / Sammlung Verbund, Vienna  
Zerstörung einer Illusion, 1977 © Karin MackSammlung Verbund, Vienna  
Self-deceit #1, Francesca Woodman, Rome, Italy, 1978/1979 
© Courtesy George and Betty Woodman, New York / Sammlung Verbund, Vienna  

« Feminist Avant–Garde of the 1970s, an expansive exhibition comprising forty-eight international female artists and over 150 major works from the VERBUND COLLECTION in Vienna.

The exhibition highlights groundbreaking practices that shaped the feminist art movement and provides a timely reminder of the wide impact of a generation of artists. Alongside established practitioners such as VALIE EXPORT, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman and Martha Rosler, the exhibition also provides a rare opportunity to discover the influential work of artists including Katalin Ladik, Nil Yalter, Birgit Jürgenssen and Sanja Iveković. Curator Gabriele Schor coined the term Feminist Avant-Garde to underline the pioneering achievements of these artists.

Focusing on photographs, collage works, performances, films and videos produced throughout the 1970s, the exhibition reflects a moment during which practices of emancipation, gender equality and civil rights protest movements became part of public discourse. Operating across the public and personal realms – as well as using their own bodies as central motifs – these artists sought to address broad political issues and confront patriarchy and sexism in art and society. In doing so they created new, positively assertive female identities.

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s is co-curated by Gabriele Schor, VERBUND COLLECTION, and Anna Dannemann, The Photographers’ Gallery. »

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970S - Works from the Verbena Collection, The Photographers' Gallery, Londres, 7 octobre - 29 janvier. En savoir + 

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