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AWESOME WOMEN. SURREAL WORLDS FROM MERET OPPENHEIM TO LOUISE BOURGEOIS

AWESOME WOMEN. SURREAL WORLDS FROM MERET OPPENHEIM TO LOUISE BOURGEOIS

FEBRUARY 13, 2020 - MAY 24, 2020

Goddess, devil, doll, fetish, child woman or wonderful dream creature - the woman was the significant topic of surrealist male fantasies. Female artists were many times only as a partner or model to penetrate into the circle around the founder of the group of Surrealists André Breton. However, on closer examination, the participation of female artists in the movement was much larger than generally prominent and depicted.

For the first time, the SCHIRN emphasizes the feminine contribution to surrealism in a major theme exhibition. What distinguishes the artists from their male colleagues in the first place is the reversal of perspective: often by questioning one's own reflection or taking on different roles, they are in search of a modern female identity model. Likewise with the political current events, the literature as well as non-European myths and religions, the Surrealistinnen in their works apart. With its spherical 260 impressive paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs and films by 30 international artists, the exhibition presents a diverse spectrum of stylistic and content. In addition to famous women like Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo or Meret Oppenheim, there are many unknown, exciting personalities such as Alice Rahon or Kay Sage from more than three decades of surrealist art to discover.

Source: (Website Schirn)

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