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Elles font l'abstraction | Exhibition Catalog


The exhibition "Elles font l'abstraction" aims at writing the history of the contribution of women artists to abstraction in the twentieth century, with some unprecedented incursions into the nineteenth century.

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Most exhibitions devoted to the history of abstract art have often overlooked the fundamental role played by women in the development of this trend. The latest research, illustrated by the many recent monographs and thematic exhibitions now allows to reassess the importance of their contribution, while questioning old historical patterns.
By focusing on the journeys of these sometimes unjustly eclipsed artists, the exhibition offers to write a different history of art, extended to dance, decorative arts, photography, film and performative arts. Far from being a simple compilation, the exhibition highlights the decisive turning points that marked this evolution, by evoking both the research undertaken by the artists, individually or in groups, as well as the founding exhibitions.

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Under the direction of Christine Macel and Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska (photography)
Éditions du Centre Pompidou
22,5 cm x 30 cm
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