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Female Pioneers at Work
28.09.2017 | Julie Sabau

Evelyne Axell, Le mur du son, 1966, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

Women started to get involved in pop art as of the 1960s. Long considered as an Anglo-American movement, focussed around a limited group of male artists, it’s now a core element of a number of exhibitions (for instance The Ey exhibition, The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, 2015-2016; Power Up, Female Pop Art, Kunsthalle de Vienne, 2011) bringing to light a parallel effervescence of female artistic initiatives around the world. By taking possession of pop aesthetics, they have pushed back the boundaries of art, particularly through the use of new materials, such as vinyl, for example, in the works of Nicola L (Woman Sofa, 1968), and Kiki Kogelnik (Hangings, 1970) or the plastic objects used by Martine Canneel (Good Luck, 1979) and Niki de Saint Phalle (Lucrezia, 1964). It’s a heterogeneous movement that’s taking shape, driven by common underlying concerns. From Renate Bertlmann (Exhibitionism, 1973) to Évelyne Axell (Ice cream, 1964), Eulàlia Grau (Panic (Ethnography), 1973) and Martha Rosler (Cleaning the Drapes, 1967-72), many have demonstrated their political or feminist commitments through their works. Women artists have thus enriched the Pop art movement with a subjective and subversive language.

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1935 — 1972 | Belgium
Evelyne Axell - AWARE

Evelyne Axell

1943 | United States
Martha Rosler - AWARE

Martha Rosler

1930 — France | 2002 — United States
Niki de Saint Phalle - AWARE

Niki de Saint Phalle

1918 — 1986 | United States
Corita Kent - AWARE

Corita Kent

1935 — 1997 | Austria
Kiki Kogelnik - AWARE

Kiki Kogelnik

1942 | United States
Jann Haworth - AWARE

Jann Haworth

1930 — France | 2016 — United States
Marisol Escobar (dite Marisol) - AWARE

Marisol Escobar (dite Marisol)

1932 — Morocco | 2018 — United States
Nicola L. - AWARE

Nicola L.

1947 — 2013 | Estonia
Anu  Põder - AWARE

Anu Põder

1935 — 2021 | Peru
Teresa Burga - AWARE

Teresa Burga

1938 | Colombia
Beatriz  González - AWARE

Beatriz González

1943 | Argentina
Marta Minujín - AWARE

Marta Minujín

1931 — 1999 | Poland
Maria  Pinińska-Bereś - AWARE

Maria Pinińska-Bereś

1938 — 1966 | United Kingdom
Pauline Boty - AWARE

Pauline Boty

1944 | Spain
Ángela García Codoñer - AWARE

Ángela García Codoñer

1940 — 2018 | Germany
Christa Dichgans - AWARE

Christa Dichgans

1936 | Belgium
Martine Canneel - AWARE

Martine Canneel

1926 | United States
Rosalyn Drexler - AWARE

Rosalyn Drexler

1905 — 1986 | United States
May Wilson - AWARE

May Wilson

1944 | United States
Kay Kurt - AWARE

Kay Kurt

1932 | Italy
Giosetta Fioroni - AWARE

Giosetta Fioroni

1946 | Spain
Isabel Oliver Cuevas - AWARE

Isabel Oliver Cuevas

1933 — United States | 2022 — Germany
Dorothy Iannone - AWARE

Dorothy Iannone

1931 — 2014 | United States
Marjorie Strider - AWARE

Marjorie Strider

1942 | Germany
Ulrike Ottinger - AWARE

Ulrike Ottinger

1936 — France | 2017 — United States
France Cristini - AWARE

France Cristini

1939 | Netherlands
Jacqueline de Jong - AWARE

Jacqueline de Jong

1929 — 2018 | United States
Marcia Hafif - AWARE

Marcia Hafif

1959 | Australia
Linda Marrinon - AWARE

Linda Marrinon

1945 | United States
Barbara Kruger - AWARE

Barbara Kruger

1925 — 2019 | Japan
Tsuruko Yamazaki - AWARE

Tsuruko Yamazaki

1929 — Poland | 1999 — France
Lea Lublin - AWARE

Lea Lublin

1933 | Italy
Lucia Marcucci - AWARE

Lucia Marcucci

1947 — 2013 | United States
Sarah Charlesworth - AWARE

Sarah Charlesworth

1940 — 2007 | United States
Elizabeth Murray - AWARE

Elizabeth Murray

1956 | United States
Nomi Tannhauser - AWARE

Nomi Tannhauser

1967 | Uzbekistan
Dilyara Kaipova - AWARE

Dilyara Kaipova

1945 | Norway
Elisabeth Astrup Haarr - AWARE

Elisabeth Astrup Haarr

1942 | Spain
Mari Chordà - AWARE

Mari Chordà

1960 — 2006 | Spain
Patricia Gadea - AWARE

Patricia Gadea

1970 | Israel
Khen Shish - AWARE

Khen Shish

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