WOMAN The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
Museum Stavanger
15 June until 14 October 2018

With an exhibition of works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection, Stavanger Art Museum is presenting one of the most important phenomena in the art history of the 1970s—the emancipation of women artists, who began to create their own new and collective self-determined image of women in an art world dominated by men. In line with the slogan “the private is political,” these artists reflected on stereotypical social expectations in their works.  

The exhibition is divided into four sections: breaking out of one-dimensional role ascriptions as mother, housewife and wife, role-plays, the normativity of beauty, and female sexuality. Many of the artists represented here moved away from the male-dominated genre of painting and turned to historically less predetermined media like photography, video, film, and performance. The collection director Gabriele Schor coined the concept of FEMINIST AVANTGARDE for this movement—as a way of underscoring its significance. mehr

Artists: Helena Almeida, Eleanor Antin, Anneke Barger, Lynda Benglis, Judith Bernstein, Renate Bertlmann, Teresa Burga, Marcella Campagnano, Judy Chicago, Linda Christanell, Lili Dujourie, Mary Beth Edelson, Renate Eisenegger, VALIE EXPORT, Esther Ferrer, Margaret Harrison, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Alexis Hunter, Sanja Ivekovic, Birgit Jürgenssen, Kirsten Justesen, Ketty La Rocca, Susanne Lacy & Leslie Labowitz, Katalin Ladik, Suzy Lake, Birgitte Lang, Natalia LL, Karin Mack, Ana Medieta, Rita Myers, Lorrain O’Grady, ORLAN, Gina Pane, Leticia Parente, Ewa Partum, Friederike Pezold, Margot Pilz, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Suzanne Santror, Carol Schneemann, Lydia Schouten, Cindy Sherman, Penny Slinger, Annegret Soltau, Betty Tompkins, Regina Vater, Hannah Wilke, Martha Wilson, Francesca Woodman, Nil Yalter, Dara Birnbaum, Sonia Andrade, Auguste Kronheim, Florentina Pakosta

Curator: Gabriele Schor, Director, SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna

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