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 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), Marcelle Cahn (Lahumière), Béatrice Casadesus* (Dutko), Geneviève Claisse (Grimont, 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* (Kalmann Maklary), Aurélie Nemours (Lahumière), Vera Molnar* (Oniris), Teresa Tyszkiewic (Anne de Villepoix), Ulla Von Brandenburg* (Art : Concept).
In parallel to the AWARE selection, numerous galleries have chosen to present women artists: Isabelle Plat has a solo show at Galerie Eric Mouchet, Pierrette Bloch at Galerie Véronique Smagghe...