Thursday, October 15, 2009

Women artists exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris | Paris Blog

Female art - the new collection at the Pompidou Centre in Paris

Posted by paris | paris | Thursday 15 October 2009 10:24 am

For the first time an exclusive women’s art collection is being shown in the Pompidou Centre in Paris. This is a presentation dedicated to female artists from the twentieth century up to the present day. The exhibition began on 18th September and it will end in May 2010. The Pompidou Centre thus brings together the most important female collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe.

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The institution, which has been able to organize this first European exhibition of modern and contemporary art, has established a unique commitment with female artists of different nationalities and disciplines, making this high cultural level event possible. Thanks to this exhibition the world has the opportunity to discover these incredible women, their way of life and especially their art.

There are emblematic figures such as Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, Joan Mitchell and Maria-Helena Vieira da Silva, that are great contemporary artists. You can also enjoy works by Sophie Calle, Annette Messager and Louise Bourgeois.

The program highlights the cultural contexts of these women, their experience, and what they have described in a century of history through literature, the history of thought, dance and cinema. We start with the pioneering women who paved the way for art to women : they were primitives, functional, urban, surrealist, objective … Their works are presented in eight halls. They are women who have been at the forefront and the evolution: we’re talking about Shirley Jaffe, Joan Mitchell, Sonia Delaunay, Natalia S. Goncharova, Hannah Höch, Frida Kahlo, Judith Reigle, Suzanne Valadon, Diane Arbus and Dora Maar.

Then we follow on with Niki de Saint Phalle, Karen Knorr, Rosemarie Trocket, those who have dedicated themselves to the feminist struggle along with photographers that have a personal vision of reality. In a private room, along with Virginia Woolf’s book we find the works of artists who cover issues relating to the private areas, the links between mental projections and exhibition spaces. We’re talking about artists of the calibre of Dorothea Tanning, Tatiana Trouvé, Charlotte Perriand and Sophie Calle.

This is an event of great cultural value that leads to a charming and exciting landscape. They have the femininity, the sensitivity, the strength and the courage to express their views, culture, etc. And all this together in the same exposition. You can’t miss it ! Rent apartments in Paris, and enjoy this beautiful collection.

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