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They do the abstraction

90 min visit

Pompidou Centre
5 May → 23 Aug 2021
From Wed to Mon from 11 am to 9 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 9 pm. Closed Tue.

« This is the exhibition-event of the Centre Pompidou this summer, which remains open despite the renovation works! »

It's in line with the exhibition "Women painters, 1870-1930. Birth of a struggle" at the Musée du Luxembourg. While "They do the abtraction" presents works produced between 1870 and 1980, both exhibitions have the same goal: to present women artists to the general public, to promote them and to bring them out of the shadows. Here, we are talking about 500 works of all kinds by 160 female artists. Isn't that great? It is not just a simple presentation of the women artists of this time. Although there have already been a few monographic exhibitions of the artists on display, they have never been presented as the main players in the pictorial (r)evolution of abstraction. It is a multidisciplinary exhibition that mixes photography, painting, dance and decorative arts, and that brings together artists from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The aim is not having (no longer) a single voice writing history, but several that shake up historical patterns that have been in place for too long now. The exhibition also presents the history of feminism since the 1970s: artists, theorists and art historians go beyond gender and raise the question of a 'feminine' art. A colloquium with the association Aware (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) will also take place during the exhibition! You can follow from now on the Centre Pompidou's mooc "The do the art" to improve your knowledge of women artists from 1900 to the present day (and there are a lot of them!).


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