An exhibition entitled Women and Abstraction is planned at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2021 May 5 – September 6th TBC.
Dear Shaded Viewers,
A salute to women artists and especially to ORLAN
The exhibition traces the art history of the 20th and 21st centuries (with some forays into the 19th century) with a focus on women’s contribution to the history of abstract art.
The majority of exhibitions dealing with abstract art underestimate the fundamental role played by women in the development of this movement. The latest historiographical research now allows a reassessment of the importance of women’s contribution while questioning ancient historical patterns.
The exhibition encompasses visual arts, dance, applied arts, photography, film and performance. It highlights the decisive turning points in the history of abstract art, such as abstract expressionism or minimalism, as well as the research carried out by artists, individually or in groups, and founding exhibitions such as the Exhibition by 31 women in New York in 1943.
Multidisciplinary, but also global, the exhibition includes artists from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, in order to tell this story through all the voices that make it up.
More than two hundred artists will be represented at this event, some little known such as Gunta Stölzl, Germaine Dulac or Zilia Sánchez, others more famous such as Sonia Delaunay, Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, ORLAN or Louise Bourgeois.
30 octobre 1977 Au Grand Palais à Paris
The International Fair of Contemporary Art (FIAC) is held.
ORLAN makes a performance, she proposes “an artist’s kiss” for five francs. Interview of ORLAN on her artistic approach.ORLAN polemic with a visitor, who has a very traditional vision on what is art. ORLAN “sells” a kiss to a visitor. Interview of Michèle BROUTTA, art editor. Archive images INA National Audiovisual Institute