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Round-table

Which visibility for women artists in today’s world?

As part of the Semaine des cultures étrangères 2019 organized by the Ficep (Forum des instituts culturels étrangers à Paris) on the theme of « Women creators »

26.09.2019

Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1816, Der Südliche Gestirnte Himmel vs Planiglob der Antipoden, 2015, tirage pigmentaire sur Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth, 120 x 120 cm, © Malala Andrialavidrazana

Recent retrospectives at major Western modern art museums seem to denote a general trend: Dorothea Tanning, Annie Albers, Hilma af Klint, Dora Maar are but a few examples of women artists of the 20th century who were lately given institutional recognition. The 58th Biennale in Venice also shows a rising presence of women in high-profile international exhibitions of contemporary art. While some observers see this phenomenon as a form of “retro-feminism” fed by the demand of a still booming art market, others deplore that the acknowledgement of women artists most often happens at the end of their careers, if not after their death.

Women creators from countries and territories lying outside the dominant artistic centres of the 20th century seem to experience a double exclusion. How could they be given the recognition they deserve? How can art history be rewritten to take into account the rightful place of women but also the cultures and artistic backgrounds they come from? AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, a Paris-based organization co-founded by Camille Morineau in 2014, set itself the goal of promoting the visibility of 20th century women artists and of the researchers working on those issues.

Initiated by the Institut polonais in Paris, a partner of the AWARE internet site, this roundtable discussion brings together professionals from various horizons and aims at reviewing the vistas opened by the research and promotion strategies of women artists in an ever more globalized art market.

Participants:
– Louise Déry, Director of Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal)
– Camille Morineau, President of AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions
– Sonia Recasens, Art critic and independent Curator
– Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, Curator of the Cabinet de la Photographie Collection at Centre Pompidou

The moderator will be Matylda Taszycka, Coordinator of scientific programmes at AWARE.

Co-organizers:
Institut polonais de Paris
– AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions
Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris
Ficep – Forum des Instituts culturels étrangers à Paris

Practical Information:
Thursday September 26 from 5.00pm to 6.30pm
At Centre culturel canadien
130, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

Free entrance. Reservation is recommended by following this LINK.

The discussion will be followed by the opening of the Dominique Blain exhibition.

110 boulevard Saint Germain 75006 Paris (France) — info[at]aware-art[.]org — +33 (0)1 55 26 90 29