Gender and art
Follow
Find
13.1K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
onto Gender and art
Scoop.it!

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum | Sisters of the Revolution - Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum | Sisters of the Revolution - Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde | Gender and art | Scoop.it

"The avant-garde was female! – at least in pre- and post-revolutionary Russia. There, for the first time in the history of art, a large number of women artists confidently took their place in the public limelight alongside their male colleagues, with whom they shared equal rights and equal status. Their aim was not simply to draw attention to themselves; on the contrary, they now played a decisive role in defining the artistic and societal goals of their time. In an exhibition entitled Sisters of the Revolution – Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum – in close cooperation with the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – is now presenting more than one hundred artworks, stage decorations and handcrafted objects by Russian women avant-gardists dating from the period 1907–1934..."

 

Sisters of the Revolution Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde, 20.10.12 - 17.02.2013, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

more...
No comment yet.
Gender and art
On women artists, feminist art and gender issues in art
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

New body of work by Vikky Alexander on view at Wilding Cran Gallery

New body of work by Vikky Alexander on view at Wilding Cran Gallery | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Moose Cow at Fontainebleau.

 

Wilding Cran Gallery announces Theatergarden Beastiarium, a new body of work by Vikky Alexander on view September 20 – November 1, 2014. The exhibition marks Alexander’s first solo show at the gallery. Theatergarden Beastiarium presents the artist’s latest photo-collage work and explores her ongoing tension between nature and culture.

Alexander’s new series combines found images of animals with postcards of historic buildings, architectural marvels, museums, palaces and gardens that she has collected during her travels over the last 30 years.

 

Vikky Alexander - Theatergarden Beastiarium

Sept 20 - Nov 1, 2014

Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles

http://wildingcran.com/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

'Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer' opens at the Museum für Moderne Kunst

'Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer' opens at the Museum für Moderne Kunst | Gender and art | Scoop.it

"With more than seven hundred photographs, the internationally renowned photographer Dayanita Singh is providing in-depth insights into the past thirty years of her artistic work.

Her exhibition “Go Away Closer” is a museum in a museum: in installations she calls “museum structures”, Singh arranges her photographs and presents them in structures she had developed as her form. These archives structures stand in the exhibition like open oversize books. Each of the expansive, multiply convertible wooden structures holds between 70 and 140 black-and-white photographs – series of works edited and arranged in sequences by the artist, but theoretically capable of being rearranged and supplemented in any number of ways."

 

Dayanita Singh "Go Away Closer"

27 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

http://www.mmk-frankfurt.de/en/ausstellung/current-exhibitions/exhibition-details/exhibition_uid/13063/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Wangechi Mutu: under the skin of Africa

Wangechi Mutu: under the skin of Africa | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Beneath lies the Power, 2014.

 

Grotesque and seductive, Wangechi Mutu’s art embraces everything from Tina Turner and cyborgs to rotten milk and war crimes. As her new show opens, the artist talks to Teju Cole about skinning snakes – and seeing mermaids

 

Wangechi Mutu: Nguva na Nyoka is at Victoria Miro gallery, London N1, from 14 October to 19 December

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900 | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Agostino Veneziano (fl. 1509–1536), The Witches’ Rout (The Carcass). Engraving, c. 1520.

 

The power of the witch has always gripped the artistic imagination. This is the first exhibition at the British Museum to present a survey of the subject in this rich and innovative exploration of the representation of the witch and malevolent female figures in the graphic arts. Spanning from the 1400s through to the end of the Victorian age, ‘Witches and Wicked Bodies’ delves into the origins of the traditional image of the witch and how this developed as artists fed off public attitudes and current events. Prints and drawings are shown alongside additional objects that illustrate that the imagery of sorcery and magic extends back to antiquity. Some examples of Greek vases and oil flasks with paintings of sirens, harpies and the famous classical sorceresses, Circe and Medea are included to emphasise this link.

 

Witches and wicked bodies

25.09.2014 - 11.01.2015

British Museum

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/witches_and_wicked_bodies.aspx

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Exhibition of newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cross on view at Lismore Castle Arts

Exhibition of newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cross on view at Lismore Castle Arts | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Lismore Castle Arts is presenting Eye of Shark an exhibition of newly commissioned work by one of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists, Dorothy Cross. The exhibition opened on 6th September and continues until 19th October at Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall.

For a decade Cross has used representations and the skins of sharks as a recurring theme in her practice. In Eye of Shark the presence of the animal acts as a metaphor for an alternative vision, rooted in the symbolism of the St Carthage Hall as a former place of worship. The literal eye of a shark is housed within the walls gazing upon the congregation, yet hidden from view within a gilded vessel.

 

Eye of Shark : Dorothy Cross

6 September - 19 October 2014

http://www.lismorecastlearts.ie/index.php/st-carthage-hall

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Karin Hanssen | A Room of One's Own - Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels

Karin Hanssen | A Room of One's Own - Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Roberto Polo Gallery is privileged to present thirty recent paintings by the Belgian artist Karin Hanssen, born in 1960 in Antwerp, where she lives and works. Formed in the city at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Karin Hanssen has forged her reputation since the early 1990s: she has participated in international exhibitions as well represented her country in biennials and triennials. Her work is in private and institutional collections.

The exhibition A Room of One's Own comprises an extensive series of twenty-two oil paintings on canvas, two ‘mother’ paintings and twenty extrapolations, made since 2011, and much inspired from the eponymous essay (1929) by the feminist author Virginia Woolf.

 

Karin Hanssen - A Room of One's Own

12.09.2014 - 16.11.2014

Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels

http://www.robertopologallery.com/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Girls About Town: Women In London’s Public Art

Girls About Town: Women In London’s Public Art | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Who are the caryatids on the Euston Road, which pub was named after a Titanic survivor, and whose statue now stands on the site she burned to the ground?

 

Images of women can be found in London’s parks, churches and on pub signs, and their stories often go untold even though we pass them daily. Not every woman immortalised in stone or paint is being celebrated, but they have all been chosen to be remembered by London’s sculptors, architects and artists.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents ambitious new work by UK artist Fiona Banner

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents ambitious new work by UK artist Fiona Banner | Gender and art | Scoop.it

WAKEFIELD.- Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents Wp Wp Wp, an exhibition by UK artist Fiona Banner from 20 September 2014, featuring ambitious new project, Chinook, and related work. The onomatopoeic title of the exhibition mimics the sound of helicopter blades in action, as commonly used in movie storyboards and comics.

Highlighting the absence of a helicopter’s body, Chinook is formed from two sets of helicopter blades – suspended from the ceiling of YSP’s Longside Gallery – rotating in opposition to one another at various speeds. Carefully choreographed to overlap, the blades give the sensation that they might collide, an effect that is both mesmerizing and unnerving.

 

Fiona Banner: Wp Wp Wp

20.09.14 - 04.01.15

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/fiona-banner-wp-wp-wp

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice | The Fairfield Mirror

Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice | The Fairfield Mirror | Gender and art | Scoop.it

The provocative and rallying “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond” art exhibit debuted at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery last Thursday. This is just the beginning of the Guerrilla Girls takeover of Fairfield. The exhibit consists of a series of posters with illustrations and statistics that expose the truths of social injustices women face in art and society.

 

The idea of the Guerrilla Girls first started in 1985 by a group of female artists who were shocked to find out that the Museum of Modern Art sponsored an art gallery show of 187 artists, but only 17 of the artists chosen were women. Today, the Guerrilla Girls mix in a little humor with the truth to invoke some of the past and present gender social, and political inequalities throughout art’s history. They deliver worldwide speeches wearing gorilla masks to protect their anonymity and to create controversial films, books and artwork.

 

http://www.fairfield.edu/lifeatfairfield/artsminds/thomasjwalshartgallery/exhibitions/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Caroline Claeys from Gender and Literature
Scoop.it!

The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History

The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History | Gender and art | Scoop.it

"[...] sci-fi history actually has featured ahead-of-its-time, female-identifying authors and creators who have challenged conventional notions of race, gender, and sexuality head-on for centuries. Their contributions are so essential (some are by far the most out-there in the canon) that without them, the genre could not possibly have grown into the blockbuster behemoth it is today.[...]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Théâtre : l'automne à tire d'elles

Théâtre : l'automne à tire d'elles | Gender and art | Scoop.it

"Focus. La scène, univers masculin ? Le Festival d'automne de Paris s'efforce de démontrer le contraire en conviant une pléiade de metteuses en scène. Hasard ou coïncidence, la question du genre est au centre de cette 43e édition."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Yayoi Kusama | Pumpkins | Exhibitions

Yayoi Kusama | Pumpkins | Exhibitions | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Victoria Miro [London] is delighted to present a new body of sculptures and paintings by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama dedicated to her iconic depiction of pumpkins.

 

The exhibition, which opened on 16 September 2014 comprises two elements: the main gallery houses a new body of paintings and large scale mosaic pumpkins which will be on show until 4 October; whilst a major new series of bronze sculptures will be on display in the gallery's unique water garden until 20 December.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Niki de Saint Phalle shoots to kill at Paris retrospective

Niki de Saint Phalle shoots to kill at Paris retrospective | Gender and art | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Shooting a .22 caliber rifle at a plaster-covered canvas concealing bags of paint launched Niki de Saint Phalle to the height of the avant-garde international art world in 1961.

 

The demolished results, with its splattered paint liberated through the violent act, were an apt metaphor for the French-American artist's feminist rage and trail-blazing imagination that was to propel her through four decades of work.

 

Beginning on Wednesday, the Grand Palais in Paris begins a major retrospective of Saint Phalle, who died in San Diego in 2002 after spending her prolific career between the United States and her birthplace of France.

 

The show runs through to Feb 2, 2015.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

One-person exhibition of recent work by Mona Hatoum on view at Alexander and Bonin

One-person exhibition of recent work by Mona Hatoum on view at Alexander and Bonin | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Alexander and Bonin begins the fall season with a one-person exhibition of recent work by Mona Hatoum.

On view in the front gallery is Twelve Windows (2012-13), an installation comprised of one- meter-square embroidered pieces of fabric, attached with wooden clothe pins at irregular intervals to a steel cable which traverses the room. These twelve embroidered panels are the work of Inaash; a Lebanese NGO founded in 1969 to provide employment for Palestinian women in refugee camps in Lebanon.

[...]

In the second gallery, Hatoum exhibits Cells (2014), a steel and glass work whose form relates to earlier iconic installations such as Light Sentence (1992). A bank of 32 institutional lockers are populated by numerous hand-blown glass shapes, each suggestive of an organic bodily form.

 

Mona Hatoum - Twelve Windows

Sept 13 - Oct 18, 2014

Alexander and Bonin, New York

http://www.alexanderandbonin.com/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert | Feminine Futures | Dijon. Le Consortium

Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert | Feminine Futures | Dijon. Le Consortium | Gender and art | Scoop.it
L’histoire des premières avant-gardes féminines du XXe siècle côté corps, danse ou performance se forge en toute indépendance par rapport aux courants artistiques dominants. Structurée autour d’une collection unique (photographies, lettres manuscrites, dessins, etc.), l’exposition montre comment ces pratiques ont inspiré plusieurs générations d’artistes

 

Jusqu'au 28 septembre 2014

Dijon, Le Consortium

http://leconsortium.fr/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Mort à Bordeaux de la danseuse Carlotta Ikéda

Mort à Bordeaux de la danseuse Carlotta Ikéda | Gender and art | Scoop.it

La danseuse et chorégraphe, figure de la danse butô née au Japon en 1941, est décédée mercredi à Bordeaux, où elle s'était installée avec sa compagnie.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

WIELS opens survey of Ana Torfs' works from the last five years

WIELS opens survey of Ana Torfs' works from the last five years | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Under the title Echolalia Ana Torfs is showing for the first time in her Brussels base a broad selection of the work that she has been developing since the early 1990s. This exhibition offers an exhaustive survey of her works from the last five years, which until now had mostly been shown abroad, and sometimes had been executed for specific contexts. What’s more, with the installation The Parrot & the Nightingale, a Phantasmagoria, WIELS is presenting a world première.

Torfs always starts from existing texts and images, whether it is the classic Rossellini film Journey to Italy, the nomenclature of flowers and plants or the travel journals of Christopher Columbus. Moreover, the range of reproducible media to which she has recourse, going all the way from sound, video, photographs and slide projections to prints, silkscreens and tapestries, is remarkably broad. In the end we only hear echoes of the original source: playful transpositions and translations from language to image and vice versa, rendering displacements of meaning and interpretation.

 

Ana Torfs - Echolalia

12.09 - 14.12.2014

WIELS, Brussels

http://www.wiels.org/en/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Zeno X Gallery - Current Exhibition - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Zeno X Gallery - Current Exhibition - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven | Gender and art | Scoop.it

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)

September 3 - October 18, 2014

Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

 

Press release :

http://www.zeno-x.com/exhibitions/exhibitions/2014_AMVK/bookletAMVK.pdf ;

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Theatre’s leading female figures gather to shine a spotlight on gender gap

Theatre’s leading female figures gather to shine a spotlight on gender gap | Gender and art | Scoop.it
Only 29% of directors in big theatres are women – major theatres develop plans to tackle problem
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Patriarchy’s ghosts in the light bulbs: Hamlet at The Royal Exchange

Patriarchy’s ghosts in the light bulbs: Hamlet at The Royal Exchange | Gender and art | Scoop.it

"[...], Hamlet is a play about fathers – and about dangerous family relationships in a fraught patriarchal culture. In this Hamlet production with a female lead – played by Maxine Peake – it seems that, as Lacan suggests: “The phallus is a ghost”. But a ghostly patriarchy still has effects.[...]"


Hamlet is at the Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester, UK) until October 25 2014.

http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/page.aspx


 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Exposition - Sonia Delaunay - MaM - Paris.fr

Exposition - Sonia Delaunay - MaM - Paris.fr | Gender and art | Scoop.it
Première grande rétrospective parisienne consacrée à Sonia Delaunay depuis 1967, l’exposition organisée par le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris rassemble, aux côtés de trois reconstitutions exceptionnelles d’environnements, plus de 400 œuvres : peintures, décorations murales, gouaches, estampes, mode et textiles. Cette monographie qui suit l’évolution de l’artiste de l’aube du XXème siècle à la fin des années 1970, met en lumière l’importance de son activité dans les arts appliqués, sa place spécifique au sein des avant-gardes européennes, ainsi que son rôle majeur dans l’abstraction dont elle figure parmi les pionniers.


Sonia Delaunay

Les couleurs de l'abstraction

17 octobre 2014 - 22 février 2015

Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

First large-scale solo exhibition in Paris by Camille Henrot opens at Bétonsalon: Center for art and research

First large-scale solo exhibition in Paris by Camille Henrot opens at Bétonsalon: Center for art and research | Gender and art | Scoop.it

PARIS.- Bétonsalon – Center for art and research announces the first large-scale solo exhibition by French, New York-based artist, Camille Henrot in Paris. The Pale Fox is an immersive environment building on Henrot’s previous project Grosse Fatigue (2013) – a film awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennial. While Grosse Fatigue attempted to tell the story of the universe in thirteen minutes, The Pale Fox is a meditation on our shared desire to understand the world intimately through the objects that surround us. As Camille Henrot explains: “The main focus of The Pale Fox is obsessive curiosity, the irrepressible desire to affect things, to achieve goals, to perform actions, and the inevitable consequences.”

More than 400 photographs, sculptures, books and drawings – mostly bought on eBay or borrowed from museums, others found or produced by the artist – are displayed on a series of shelves designed by Camille Henrot in the environment conceived for the exhibition. They populate a space that is both physical and mental, conveying an almost domestic atmosphere: it could be a bedroom, a room that one could inhabit.

 

Camille Henrot. The Pale Fox

20 September - 20 December 2014

Bétonsalon, Paris 13ème

http://betonsalon.net/spip.php?rubrique151

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Niki de Saint Phalle, une artiste tourmentée et joyeuse au Grand Palais

Niki de Saint Phalle, une artiste tourmentée et joyeuse au Grand Palais | Gender and art | Scoop.it
Niki de Saint Phalle, artiste rebelle, féministe, anticléricale, antiraciste et populaire, fait l'objet d'une rétrospective au Grand Palais. C'est sur les aspects contestataires de son travail que l'exposition veut mettre l'accent alors que ses œuvres gaies et colorées ont parfois fait oublier leur dimension politique (jusqu'au 2 février 2015).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

EXHIBITION: Women in Digital at The Hospital Club - Sedition blog

EXHIBITION: Women in Digital at The Hospital Club - Sedition blog | Gender and art | Scoop.it

The Hospital Club and Sedition are pleased to present WOMEN IN DIGITAL an exhibition of works by female artists who are leading the way in innovations in art and technology. The exhibition presents a group of pioneering artists working to employ diverse technologies to create their work. From video and animation to 3D modelling and digital illustration to software and net art, the works reflect some of the most innovative practices in the landscape of contemporary art. The exhibition features internationally renowned artists, including:  LIA (Austria), FIELD (UK), Sophie Kahn (UK/AU), Sara Ludy (US), Fang Lu (China), Katie Torn (US), Claudia Hart (US), Sougwen Chung (US/Canada), Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (Switzerland), and new to Sedition artist Shu Lea Cheang (US/France).

 

Women In Digital

17 – 19 October 2014

The Hospital Club, London

http://www.thehospitalclub.com/

http://www.seditionart.com/

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caroline Claeys
Scoop.it!

Marina Abramović's second solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery opens in London

Marina Abramović's second solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery opens in London | Gender and art | Scoop.it

LONDON.- Taking its title from an early, immersive sound environment, White Space presents a range of historic works by Marina Abramović, most of which have never been exhibited before. Featuring two important sound pieces, previously unseen video documentation of seminal performances and a number of newly discovered photographs, all dating from 1971-1975, the exhibition reveals the artist's first forays into a performance-based practice dealing with time and the immaterial, themes which have again become central to her current work.

 

Marina Abramovic: White Space

17 September – 1 November 2014

Lisson Gallery, London

http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/marina-abramovic-white-space

 

more...
No comment yet.