This summer’s big exhibition focuses on the contribution of women artists to Surrealism – from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo.
While the movement’s male practitioners are widely known and have been celebrated in countless shows, few people today have much familiarity with the female Surrealists.
And that’s despite the fact many of them were part of the inner circle around the french writer, poet and chief apologist of Surrealism, André Breton, and showed alongside their male colleagues in seminal Surrealist exhibitions of the day.
Featuring around 250 works by 34 women artists – from the US, Mexico and Europe – the exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of their work. In a fascinating look at their diverse approaches to Surrealist ideas, each artist is represented by distinctive works tracing the outline of their oeuvre and highlighting their singular contribution to the Surrealist vocabulary. Moreover, the exhibition will showcase and contextualize the thematic similarities and connections between the artists’ work in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and film.
Alongside well-known names like Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington and Meret Oppenheim, this will be the first opportunity to experience artists like Kay Sage, Leonor Fini and Toyen in Denmark.
An exhibition of Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, in cooperation with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.
all images © the gallery and the artist(s)