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Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

curated by Gabriele Schor and Peter Weibel

With 400 artworks from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, the ZKM is showing how female artists in the 1970s collectively recreated their own »Image of Woman« for the first time. To date, the important »Feminist Avant-Garde« movement, a term which was coined by founding director Gabriele Schor, has attracted little interest in the history of art. 

Exhibition Duration: November 18th, 2017 – April th, 2018

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe
Lorenzstraße 19
D-76135 Karlsruhe

The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
June 15th – October 14th, 2018

Dům umění města Brna, Brno, Czech Republic
December 11th, 2018 - March 3rd, 2019


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Photo of the installation "Yellow Fog" at the VERBUND Headquarters

Yellow Fog is a permanent installation by the artist Olafur Eliasson along the façade of the VERBUND headquarters. The work was installed in 2008 in collaboration with the artist, and since then can be viewed daily for one hour at dusk.

Current publication by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection

Current publication by the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection: Feminist Avant-Garde, Art of the 1970s

Feminist Avant-Garde
Art of the 1970s

SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
Gabriele Schor, Ed.

Published by Prestel Verlag

The 2017 Grand Austrian State Prize goes to Renate Bertlmann

Artist Renate Bertlmann and Thomas Drozda, Minister of Culture

In 2017, the Grand Austrian State Prize goes to the SAMMLUNG VERBUND artist Renate Bertlmann, pictured with Thomas Drozda, Minister of Culture. "With her art, Renate Bertlmann has decisively expanded the scope of female self-determination", as the panel highlighted in its decision.

A glimpse of the exhibit WOMAN. Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND at the mumok