Fantastic women : surreal worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo / edited by Ingrid Pfeiffer.

Frankfurt : Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ; Humlebaek : Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ; Munich : Hirmer, [2020]
419 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits (some color) ; 30 cm

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Surreal worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo
Surrealism -- Exhibitions.
Women artists -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Women artists.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Frida Kahlo was just one of them: between 1930 and the 1960s many more women artists contributed to the Surrealist movement than has hitherto been assumed. The male Surrealists surrounding André Breton mostly saw them only as partners or models, but this volume shows how much more these women artists had to offer. The dominant topic of male Surrealists was woman as goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman, android, and dream creature. The women artists of Surrealism, on the other hand, were searching for a new female identity and incidentally discovered their own language of forms. And then there was the examination of political topics, literature and foreign myths. Painting, drawing, objects, photography and films complement each other to create an overall picture of the surreal and fanciful creative work of the women artists of the avant-garde from all over the world. Exhibition: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (13.02. - 24.05.2020) / Louisiana Museum of modern art, Humlebæk, Denmark (18.06. - 27.09.2020).
Fantastic Women In Europe, The US, And Mexico / Ingrid Pfeiffer
'Great Art Is Always Male-Female' : Meret Oppenheim and the Utopian Dream of Androgyny / Heike Eipeldauer
Fantastic Visions : Women Photographers and Surrealism / Patricia Allmer
Germaine Dulac, The Seashell And The Clergyman / Rebecca Herlemann
Sheila Legge : Pork Chop or Not / Silvano Levy
Jane Graverol And Rachel Baes : The Feminine Side of Belgian Surrealism / Laura Neve
'I Am Not A Painter' : The Toyen Universe / Annabelle Görgen-Lammers
Dorothea Tanning, Surrealism, And 'Unknown But Knowable States' Of Being / Alyce Mahon
Maya Deren, Meshes Of The Afternoon / Rebecca Herlemann
Leonora Carrington : A Door into an Imaginary Self / Gabriel Weisz Carrington
Magical Encounters : The Surrealist Women in Mexico / Tere Arcq
Unica Zürn And The Sister Arts / Karoline Hille
'I'm not searching for an identity. I have too much identity.' : The Sculptress Louise Bourgeois and the Spirit of Surrealism / Christiane Meyer-Thoss
Louise Bourgeois In Words
Artists' biographies / Rebecca Herlemann and Kirsten Degel.
Includes bibliographical references (page 402).
Local notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, February 13 - May 24, 2020; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, June 18 - September 27, 2020--Colophon.
Pfeiffer, Ingrid, editor.
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, host institution.
Louisiana (Museum : Humlebæk, Denmark), host institution.
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