A first overall presentation of – the often overlooked and forgotten – women surrealist artists. This groundbreaking exhibition shows that women played a more important and numerous role in Surrealism than in any other artistic avant-garde movement.
While a great number of the male surrealists – Magritte, Dalí, Miró og Max Ernst – remain widely known and celebrated, few people today still have much familiarity with the majoirty of female Surrealists. And this in spite of the fact that many of thesewomen artists were part of the inner circle around the french writer, poet and chief apologist of Surrealism, André Breton, and actively took part in seminal Surrealist exhibitions of the day.
Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds is the first, fascinating and comprehensive presentation of 34 women surrealist artists from Europe, the US and Mexico. The exhibition showcases their diverse approaches to the ideas of the movement, tracing the outline of their oeuvre and highlighting their singular contribution to the Surrealist vocabulary.
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
C.L. Davids Fond og Samling and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond generously support this exhibition.
Gallery name: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Address: Gl. Strandvej 13 3050 Humlebæk, Copenhagen
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Open: 25.07.2020 - 08.11.2020