Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo
Exhibition at the Luisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, DK
25.07. – 08.11.2020
This first overall presentation of the often overlooked women surrealist artists is an exhibition of Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, in cooperation with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk. By showing 34 artists from 11 countries, the exhibition reflects an diverse spectrum of works.
The exhibition features female artists directly associated with the Surrealist movement, though sometimes only for a short period; they knew Breton personally, exhibited with the group, or considered Surrealist ideas from a theoretical point of view.
Featuring some 260 remarkable paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, and films by 34 artists from 11 countries, the exhibition reflects a diverse spectrum in terms of both style and content. Besides well-known figures like Louise Bourgeois, Claude Cahun, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim, and Dorothea Tanning, numerous unknown, exciting artists from more than three decades of Surrealist art such as Toyen, Alice Rahon, and Kay Sage also await discovery. The exhibition shows representative selections of works by the artists, while also reflecting networks and friendships among the women in Europe, the US, and Mexico. The women artists of Surrealism are presented with representative selections of works and in topographic regions.
Beatrijs Sterk, founder of ETN, saw this exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Germany.
Please read her impressions and see more pictures of the exhibition at BEATRIJS´ BLOG!