It's Time for Action (There's no Option). About Feminism

 

26. August 2006  – 22. October 2006

Featuring artworks by:
Patty Chang   Cosey Fanni Tutti   Mary Beth Edelson   Mathilde ter Heijne   Manon   Yoko Ono   Pipilotti Rist   Katharina Sieverding   Annie Sprinkle

The exhibition title “It’s Time For Action (There's No Option)” quotes Yoko Ono’s song of the same name recorded in 2000 and stands for the common attitude shared by the female artists of the group exhibition. The exhibition has gathered works of various generations that have distinguished themselves by dint of a self confident, non conformist position. From the beginning of her artistic activity in the early 1960s, before the official term feminism became currency, the Japanese artist Yoko Ono dealt with gender specific role patterns and rebelled against the outmoded hierarchical and patriarchal structures. Nonetheless she avoided the term feminism – even during its heyday in the 1970s. But she fought, as with many of the artists whose works are exhibited here, for the abolishing and deconstruction of boundaries in artistic, societal and political areas, and pleaded in a Beauvoirian sense for the acceptance of many identities.

 

Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Patty Chang: Melons (At a loss)

Patty Chang

Melons (At a loss)
1998
Single-Channel-video on monitor (color, sound)
3:44 min.

Cosey Fanni Tutti: Selected Actions

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Selected Actions
1973 - 2002
Various materials
Dimensions variable

Mary Beth Edelson: Story Gathering Boxes

Mary Beth Edelson

Story Gathering Boxes
1972-2006
Wooden boxes, paper
3 boxes, each: 41 x 43 x 21 cm

Mary Beth Edelson: Wall Collage

Mary Beth Edelson

Wall Collage
1971-2006
Paper on cloth
Grösse variabel

Mary Beth Edelson

Drawings
1975 - 1998
34 parts: each 30 x 25 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Bullet Proof Apron (Working Drawing)
1994-1996
Various materials
30 x 25 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Bringing Home the Evolution
1977-1978
Collage; photographs, ink and watercolor on paper
58 x 74 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Body Performance Series Seeing Double
1973-1975
Oil, ink, paper and china-marker on photograph
19 parts: dimensions variable

Mary Beth Edelson

Extension Cords: Wonder Woman Series
1997
Various materials
30 x 25 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Mary Beth Edelson

Surprice Attack
1992
Various materials
30 x 25 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Ana y Yo / Yellow (Ana Mendieta)
1987
Various materials
30 x 25 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Basic Positions on Exhibit: Backlash Series
1986
Various materials
30 x 25 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Mary Beth Edelson: Death of the Patriarchy / AIR

Mary Beth Edelson

Death of the Patriarchy / AIR
1976
Collage; photographs, ink and watercolor on paper
Ca. 76 x 101.5 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Death of the Patriarchy / Heresies
1976
Collage; photographs, ink and watercolor on paper
Ca. 68.58 x 91.44 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

Happy Birthday America
1976
Collage; photographs, ink and watercolor on paper
Ca. 68.58 x 91.44 cm

Mary Beth Edelson: Some Living American Women Artists / Last Supper

Mary Beth Edelson

Some Living American Women Artists / Last Supper
1972
Collage; photographs, ink and watercolor on paper
Ca. 76.2 x 96.52 cm

Mathilde ter Heijne: Women to Go

Mathilde ter Heijne

Women to Go
2005
20 postcard racks, postcards
47.5 x 47.5 x 145.5 cm

Manon: Das lachsfarbene Boudoir

Manon

Das lachsfarbene Boudoir
1974/2006
Assemblage of various materials

Yoko Ono: Walking on Thin Ice

Yoko Ono

Walking on Thin Ice
1981
Single-channel video
5:57 min.

Pipilotti Rist: (Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler

Pipilotti Rist

(Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler
1988
Single-Channel-video projection (color, sound)
11:18 min.

Katharina Sieverding: Transformer

Katharina Sieverding

Transformer
1973–1974
Slide-show installation (8 slide projectors each with 80 slides)
Dimensions variable

Katharina Sieverding: Weltlinie VI

Katharina Sieverding

Weltlinie VI
1998
Color photograph
3 parts: each 300 x 125 cm

Annie Sprinkle: Anatomy of a Pin-up

Annie Sprinkle

Anatomy of a Pin-up
1984-2006
Print
Ca. 65 x 55 cm

Annie Sprinkle: Bosom Ballet

Annie Sprinkle

Bosom Ballet
1984-1991
B/W photograph
16 parts: each 40 x 40 cm , framed

Annie Sprinkle: Post Porn Modernist

Annie Sprinkle

Post Porn Modernist
1991
Print
Ca. 65 x 40 cm , framed

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