The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
The group exhibition WOMAN: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the SAMMLUNG VRBUND, Vienna, unites 450 works by 29 female artists. The history of art showed "the image of woman" as the product of male projections. In the 1970s, for the first time, female artists themselves created "the image of woman". They studied their own bodies and grasped the prospect of determined feminine identities in a provocative, radical, poetic and ironic manner. Curator Gabriele Schor refers to this movement as the "Feminist Avant-Garde" emphasizing the pioneering and collective role that these artists have played for the last four decades.
Helena Almeida, Eleanor Antin, Renate Bertlmann, Teresa Burga, Lili Dujourie, Mary Beth Edelson, VALIE EXPORT, Esther Ferrer, Alexis Hunter, Sanja Ivekovic, Birgit Jürgenssen, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Suzy Lake, Ketty La Rocca, Ana Mendieta, Rity Myers, Gina Pane, Ewa Partum, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Penny Slinger, Annegret Soltau, Hannah Wilke, Martha Wilson, Francesca Woodman, Nil Yalter