Image: A Fresh Vision of Minimalism Foregrounds Female Artists
Installation view, Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field, 2020. © the artists. Photo by Eva Herzog.
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A Fresh Vision of Minimalism Foregrounds Female Artists

October 28, 2020
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... Anke Kempkes, a curator and art historian, began thinking about decoupling minimal art from Minimalism around 2013.

"There was a big new wave in museums, and among feminist curators at museums, to bring back women artists, but it was almost entirely to read the female avant-garde through figurative and representative art forms ... I felt this was almost too narrrrow a frarmework to look at the contributions of female avant-garde artists. So I chose to look at the notiona of minimal not strictly as Minimal art but as an aesthetic." Kempkes organized a 2020 show witth Pierre-Henrri Foulon at Thaddaeus Ropac's Pantin gallery in Paris called "Dimensions of Reality: Female Minimal." A new iteration of the show will open at the gallery's London space on October 29th ...

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