Birgit Jürgenssen (b. 1949, Vienna; d. 2003, Vienna), Ana Mendieta (b. 1948, Havana; d, 1985, New York) and Hannah Wilke (b. 1940, New York; d. 1993, New York) feature in the upcoming group exhibition Feminist Avantgarde of the 1970s. Works from the collection Sammlung Verbund, Vienna. Curated by Gabriele Schor, founding director of the Sammlung Verbund Collection, the exhibition takes place at the Stavanger Art Museum in Stavanger, Norway from 16 June - 14 October 2018.
Stavanger Art Museum is presenting one of the most important phenomena in the art history of the 1970s - the emancipation of women artists, who began to create their own new and collective self-determined image of women in an art world dominated by men. In line with the slogan “the private is political,” these artists reflected on stereotypical social expectations in their works.
The work of Birgit Jürgenssen, Ana Mendieta and Hannah Wilke will be exhibited alongside artists such as Lynda Benglis, Judith Bernstein, Judy Chicago, VALIE EXPORT, Esther Ferrer, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Martha Rosler, Suzanne Santoro, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, and Francesca Woodman.