There is still a lot to do in the gender gap in the art world. With “31: Women” Daimler Contemporary in Berlin shows only artists from their collection.
During the Second World War, Marcel Duchamp and Peggy Guggenheim often discussed women in art. In 1943, the question of whether these would still be subject to the roles of lovers or muses led to lengthy discussions and an exhibition in which the two exclusively showed artists. With “Exhibition by 31 Women ”,Guggenheim and Duchamp wanted to contradict the tendencies of surrealism, in which women were considered inspiration, but received little recognition as an independent artist.
Feature image: "Cycles and Cyclones" by Nnenna Okore and the "Musician" by Adejoke Tugbiyele
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