A Gaze at Women Artists in France
Curated by AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, the 2019 edition presents a critical and subjective overview of the work of women artists in France from the post-war period to the present day with 25 projects selected from amongst the exhibits of participating galleries. This selection is divided into four themes: Abstraction, the Feminist Avant-Garde, Image and Theatricality. AWARE has also been invited to write a critical essay that situates each artist’s work in its historical context.
AWARE was co-founded in 2014 by art historian Camille Morineau, who specialises in women artists. She is also the director of exhibitions and collections at the Monnaie de Paris. AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions aims to produce, index and distribute information about 20th century women artists.
List of women artists chosen by AWARE:
Martine Aballéa (Dilecta), Malala Andrialavidrazana* (Caroline Smulders), Valérie Belin (Nathalie Obadia), Anna Eva Bergman (Jérôme Poggi), Karina Bisch* (Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico), Bernadette Bour (Françoise Livinec), Ulla von Brandenburg* (Art : Concept), Marcelle Cahn (Lahumière), Béatrice Casadesus* (Dutko), Geneviève Claisse (A&R Fleury, Wagner), Marinette Cueco* (Univer/Colette Cola), Esther Ferrer (Lara Vincy), Monique Frydman (Bogéna), Shirley Jaffe (Nathalie Obadia), Oda Jaune (Templon), Marie Orensanz (School Gallery/Olivier Castaing), ORLAN (Ceysson & Bénétière), Vera Pagava (Chauvy), Marta Pan (Chauvy), Laure Prouvost (Nathalie Obadia), Sophie Ristelhueber (Jérôme Poggi), Judit Reigl* (Kálmán Makláry), Aurélie Nemours (Lahumière), Vera Molnar* (Oniris), Teresa Tyszkiewic (Anne de Villepoix).
In parallel to the AWARE selection, numerous galleries have chosen to present women artists: Isabelle Plat has a solo show at Galerie Éric Mouchet, Pierrette Bloch at Galerie Véronique Smagghe...