Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970S

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Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970S – Works from the Verbund Collection

  • 7 Oct 2016 — 8 Jan 2017

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.

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.

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.


Birgit Juergenssen, Ich moechte hier raus!, 1976, courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery, London

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