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 Maria Lai,  Senza titolo , 2009 Wood, thread, paint, cloth, wool, nails, 52 x 54 x 5.5 cm

The Feminist Wormhole

“It’s an odd scene: ‘Female Minimal’ attempts to bring recognition to overlooked female abstract painters and sculptors working between the 1920s and 80s, but alongside it is a one-room show where female forms of a different kind are on display. There, Anselm Kiefer’s salacious watercolour paintings depict nude women lying prostrate, legs spread, much of the paintings’ surfaces comprised of various shades of pink. The collection of Kiefer’s nudes is obviously its own entity, distinct from the group show just steps away, but the juxtaposition is startling, almost uncanny, and undermines feminist ambitions that the gallery might have harboured.”

“FEMALE MINIMAL: ABSTRACTION IN THE EXPANDED FIELD”
GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC 
30 OCT – 18 DEC 2020

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