Penny Slinger in group show “Woman. The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s” at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts

“WOMAN. The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s”
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Works from the Sammlung Verbund, Vienna
Curated by Gabriele Schor

The group exhibition WOMAN. The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna brings together 450 works by 29 female artists. Art history shows that the “image of woman” is actually the product of male projections. In the 1970s female artists, for the first time in art history, created the “image of woman” themselves. They studied their own bodies and created the prospect of determined feminine identities in a provocative, radical, poetic, and ironic manner. The curator Gabriele Schor calls this art movement the “Feminist Avant-Garde” to emphasise “the pioneering and collective role that these artists played for the last four decades” and believes that “many Feminist Avant-Garde artists – and their works – have yet to be discovered.”

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