Feminist Avant-Garde

The Photographer’s Gallery
Austrian Art Focus



7 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

co-curated by Gabriele Schor, Verbund Collection
and Anna Dannemann
16 – 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
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Some Living American Women Artists / Last Supper, 1972 © Mary Beth Edelson Courtesy of Balice Hertling, LLC, New York / SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna


This exhibition of works from Austria’s Verbund collection highlights the
groundbreaking practices that shaped the 1970’s feminist art movement and
provides a timely reminder of the wide impact of a seminal generation of artists.
As well as including established practitioners such as VALIE EXPORT,
Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman and Martha Rosler – the exhibition is
also a rare opportunity to discover the influential work of artists including
Katalin Ladik, Nil Yalter, Birgit Jürgenssen and Sanja Iveković.
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Untitled (Lucy), 1975/2001 © Cindy Sherman Courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York
Focusing on photographs, collage pieces, performances, films and videos,
the exhibition reflects a moment when emancipation, equality and civil
rights protests became part of public debate.
Birgit Juergenssen, Ich moechte hier raus!, 1976, courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Challenging accepted social conventions including the mechanisms of the
art industry, these artists sought to ultimately reshape the prevailing iconography
of woman as the passive muse surrendering herself to the male gaze.
Feminist Avant – Garde of the 1970s is co-curated by Gabriele Schor, VERBUND COLLECTION, and Anna Dannemann, The Photographers’ Gallery.
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