Amazons of Pop! Women artists, superheroines, icons, 1961–1973
The Amazons of Pop
Opening: 21.04.2022, 7 pm
An exhibition by MAMAC Nice in collaboration with Kunsthalle zu Kiel and Kunsthaus Graz and the support of Manifesto Expo.
Hélène Guenin, Géraldine Gourbe (MAMAC) in collaboration with
Regina Göckede, Anette Hüsch (Kunsthalle zu Kiel),
Katrin Bucher Trantow, Barbara Steiner (Kunsthaus Graz)
Kunsthalle zu Kiel: 02.10.2021 - 06.03.2022
Kunsthaus Graz: 22.04. - 28.08.2022
The exhibition ran in its first stop at MAMAC Nice under the title
She-Bam Pow Pop Wizz! Les Amazones du Pop."
Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Österreich
The exhibition, initiated by MAMAC Nice and previously shown at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, anchors Pop Art in Europe, explores links with the North American movement, especially in New York, and also examines Austrian Pop Art tendencies at Kunsthaus Graz. At a time when the US economy was prospering, its big cities glittering with lights, Vienna remained a dark and dirty place, struggling with the consequences of the Second World War. Until 1973 the euphoric Pop Art movement manifested itself in Austrian art in a rudimentary, marginal way, at times subliminally – in the weightless and flattened body silhouettes of Kiki Kogelnik, for instance, and the erotic, dreamlike yet equally brutal woodcuts of Auguste Kronheim, the fragmented and re-arranged advertising images and abstract compositions of Ingeborg G. Pluhar or the parasitic projects of Angela Hareiter, whose experimental architectural approaches are located at the interface with art.
Artists and other protagonists:
Evelyne Axell, Barbarella, Brigitte Bardot, Marion Baruch, Pauline Boty, Martine Canneel, Lourdes Castro, Judy Chicago, Chryssa, France Cristini, Christa Dichgans, Jane Fonda, Ruth Francken, Ángela García, Jann Haworth, Dorothy Iannone, Jodelle, Corita Kent, Kiki Kogelnik, Kay Kurt, Nicola L., Ketty La Rocca, Milvia Maglione, Lucia Marcucci, Marie Menken, Marilyn Monroe, Isabel Oliver, Yoko Ono, Ulrike Ottinger, Emma Peel, Pravda La Survireuse, Martha Rosler, Niki de Saint Phalle, Carolee Schneemann, Marjorie Strider, Sturtevant, Walentina Tereschkowa, May Wilson
Exhibition Photographs / Photo: Kunsthaus Graz/N. Lackner
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