Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
curated by Gabriele Schor, Hanne Beate Ueland, and Vibece Salthe
With an exhibition of 200 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 five sections: reduction to mother, housewife and wife, role-plays, the normativity of beauty, female sexuality and the outbreak of social constraints. 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 founding director Gabriele Schor coined the term FEMINIST AVANTGARDE for this movement—as a way of underscoring its significance.
Reduction to mother, housewife and wife
Alter Ego: Masquerade, Parody and Self-Representation
Sexuality and Objectification
Normativity and Beauty
Locked Up / Breaking Out
Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Henrik Ibsensgate 55
Exhibition duration: 16th of June - 14th October, 2018
curated by Gabriele Schor
Louise Lawler's unusual photographs makes clear that our perception and meaning of an artwork is always influenced by its local and institutional environment. Depending on whether the artwork is in a gallery, in a museum, in a depot, in the auction house, in private rooms of collectors, its presence, impact and message change. Lawler does not change the particular situation in which she takes the artwork, but points to it.
Vertical Gallery of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection
Am Hof 6a
15. November 2018 - 20. March 2019
Dům umění města Brna, Brno, Czech Republic
December 11th, 2018 - March 3rd, 2019
The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
International Center of Photography, New York City September 2019 - January 2020