The American artist Nancy Spero (1926-2009) was a feminist pioneer. As an activist in the 1960s, she levelled her art against all existing power structures, notably political oppression, racism and male hegemony.
Dealing with the violence in her time – World War II followed by the Vietnam War and Third World oppression – Spero’s work also aspired to define a different material, drawing inspiration from ancient cultures. Long paper friezes are inhabited by supernatural figures, fighters and lovers, often in cyclical processions placing women at the absolute centre of the world.
An exhibition of Museum Folkwang, Essen, in cooperation with Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Stockholm, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Lillehammer Art Museum. Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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