Visit of Women House, at Monnaie de Paris, November 2017, © Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions
In association with a Parisian institution, AWARE organises monthly guided tours by museum curators or art historians to reveal the works of women artists in their collections and exhibitions.
Subject to availability, the tours are free of charge and open to everyone by reservation.
The reservations open on the 1st of the month for each visit.
BOOKING for NEXT VISIT AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU will be open on November 29th.
Visit of the exhibition « Hélène Delprat I Did It My Way », with Émilie Bouvard, cultural heritage curator, art historian and author of the catalogue
Hélène Delprat has imagined an exhibition specifically for the Foundation, titled I did it my way. Dark films and mirrors, vast paintings with hilarious titles, cinema voices, radiophonic drawings, birds’ heads, photocopies, Louis XIV, Georges Franju’s Judex and the curious rite of the tonsure… here’s what we can expect from this ‘lugubrious game’, one that is both serious and funny. Hélène Delprat likes nothing more than to play around with L’Extension du Pire, the monstrous ugliness or beauty of things, Macbeth’s witches, actors, the ridiculousness in each of us, laughter…
Visit of the exhibit of the works by Diana Quinby and Marie-Pierre Brunel, with Alain Cardenas-Castro, Sciences and Contemporary Art Mediator
Remarkable space in the Musée de l’Homme, the Yvonne Oddon research library, named after the historical librarian of the museum and member of the resistance, gathers significant documentary resources on prehistory, biological anthropology, human ecology and ethno-biology. Two female visual artists, Diana Quinby and Marie-Pierre Brunel, whose practices are linked respectively to anthropology and prehistory, are presenting a selection of artworks in the lecture room.
Visit of the exhibition « Women House », with Lucia Pesapane, co-curator of the exhibition
Women House is the meeting of two notions: a gender – the female – and a space – the domestic one. Architecture and public space have been masculine while the domestic space was for a long time the prison or the shelter of women: this historical evidence is nevertheless not a fatality and the exhibition Women House shows this. On a 1000 Sq m. floor area and in some of Monnaie de Paris’ courtyards, it brings together 40 female artists of the 20th and 21st centuries who take up this complex subject and place women at the centre of a history of which they were absent.
Visit of the exhibition « Nalini Malani. The Rebellion of the dead. Retrospective 1969-2018 » with Sophie Duplaix, head curator of contemporary colections at musée national d’Art moderne and curator of the exhibition
In a unique collaboration with Castello di Rivoli, the first retrospective in France of the Indian artist titled Nalini Malani. The Rebellion of the dead. Retrospective 1969-2018 covers fifty years of creativity, presenting works including her latest painting series All We Imagine as Light and the site responsive Wall drawing/Erasure Performance Traces. Apprehending Nalini Malani’s work from both a non-chronological and a thematic angle, the exhibition tackles the various concepts underlying her oeuvre: utopia, dystopia, her vision of India and of the role of women in the world.