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The Female-Led Exhibitions To See This Fall
The women artists you can’t miss
Uncategorized 22 Oct 2019

Fall is here and the art world is well and truly back from its summer break. With Frieze just past and FIAC on its way, art fair season is booming, but what about museum shows? Women artists are truly running the art world right now, and we’re happy to present you with just some of the female-led exhibitions to see this fall.
 
Kiki Smith At Monnaie de Paris


Kiki Smith’s first solo show by a public institution in France is just about to open at Monnaie de Paris. Encompassing 100 works, the exhibition will include sculpture, tapestries and works on paper, presenting the major themes of Smith’s work: the human body, the female figure and the symbiotic relationship with nature. We’ll just book our plane to Paris then…
 
Shirin Neshat At The Broad


Iranian artist Shirin Neshat is world-famous, and now a retrospective of her work is taking place at the Broad. I Will Greet The Sun Again shows her artistic evolution and also includes a new body of photographs and videos that will be exhibited for the first time during the show.
As a bonus, Neshat is also curating an exhibition of exclusively Iranian female artists at New York’s High Line Nine Galleries.
 
Peggy Guggenheim At Collezione Peggy Guggenheim


As if having your own foundation wasn’t enough, the Collezione Peggy Guggenheim is now presenting an exhibition about its founder called Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa. Celebrating Guggenheim’s Venetian life, it sheds light on how she founded her collection and made Venice her home.
 
Maha Maamoun At Darat Al Funun


Jordan’s Darat Al Funun is currently shedding a spotlight on the work of Egyptian artist Maha Maamoun. Encompassing film and photography, her work examines the form, function and currency of common cultural, visual and literary images and symbols.
 
Betye Saar At LACMA


For art girls in LA, head to LACMA to see Betye Saar: Call and Response. A black woman who came of age in the 1960s, she is only just getting the recognition she deserves now. Covering drawings to sculptures, the exhibition covers the breadth of Saar’s career, and is the first ever to exhibit her sketchbooks.
 
Ana Mendieta At Galerie Lelong

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"Soft and Wet," featuring work by #AnaMendieta, is on view now at @efa_nyc. The exhibition cites Prince’s 1978 single, “Soft and Wet” and "Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States," which was co-curated by Ana Mendieta, Kazuko Miyamoto, and Zarina at A.I.R. Gallery in 1980. These citations serve as reference points to help us locate fleshy, formalist impulses in the practices of contemporary artists that echo those of artists from the 1970s. ⁠Curated by Sadia Shirazi. ⁠ (Image: Ana Mendieta, "Burial Pyramid", 1974. Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent)⁠ ⁠ #mendieta #burialpyramid #softandwet #EFA #elizabethfoundationforthearts @efastudios @efaprojectspace @efa.rbpmw #thirdworldwomen #womenartists #filmworks #film

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Paris’s Galerie Lelong is presenting a series of works made by Cuban artist Ana Mendieta during the 1980s – the first exiled artist to practice within Cuba’s borders. La Tierra Habla exhibits works made in three different sites in Cuba, works all with a distinctly feminine feel.
 
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters At National Portrait Gallery


Everyone knows the Pre-Raphaelites right? But how many of you can name any of the women associated with them? (Not including their models). I’m hazarding a guess that you’re struggling. London’s National Portrait Gallery is changing that with an exhibition of 12 women who made contributions to the iconic artistic movement.
 
Sofonisba Anguissola And Lavinia Fontana At Museo Del Prado


Spain’s Prado Museum is putting Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana on the map – two women artists who worked in the 16th century and who received fame despite being females during a time when it was difficult to be a woman and an artist.
 
Monir Farmanfarmaian At Sharjah Art Foundation

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Start your day today in Al Hamriyah Studios at the opening of the solo exhibition of artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Then make your way to Sharjah's heritage areas for the openings of 2 more shows-'Bani Abidi: Funland' and the 'March Project 2019 Exhibition'. End your weekend at Africa Hall with a live music performance by Ethiopian band Alemayehu and Band, featuring Bethlehem Bekele. ابدأوا يومكم اليوم في استوديوهات الحمرية مع افتتاح المعرض الفردي "منير شهرودي فارمنفرمايان: غروب، شروق" ثم توجهوا إلى منطقة الشارقة التراثية لافتتاح معرضين آخرين هما "باني عبيدي: أرض المرح" و "مشروع مارس 2019". اختتموا عطلة نهاية هذا الأسبوع في قاعة إفريقيا مع عرض موسيقي حي للموسيقيين الإثيوبيين أليمايهو وفرقته، وبيثليهيم بيكيلي.

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With a career spanning six decades, Monir Farmanfarmaian became the queen of shine, being famed for her mirror-encrusted works. Sunset, Sunrise is a retrospective exhibition at Sharjah Art Foundation representing the way in which she merged Eastern and Western cultures and histories, investigating the combination of Persian techniques and contemporary Western abstraction within her work.
 
Charlotte Perriand At Fondation Louis Vuitton

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???????? UN MARDI UNE ŒUVRE – Chaise longue LC4 ????️ Une des œuvres les plus iconiques de Charlotte Perriand, la chaise longue basculante -dite LC4- aux allures si modernes a été dessinée par l'artiste en 1928. Pour créer cette chaise destinée au repos, Charlotte Perriand s'inspire d'un rocking-chair… mais aussi d'un fauteuil médical classique, un curieux mélange qui donnera naissance à la célèbre chaise longue LC4. – ???????? TUESDAY’S ARTWORK – The LC4 chaise longue ????️ One of Perriand's most famous artwork is the 'Chaise longue basculante' -most known as LC4- that looks quite modern tioday but was first drawn in 1928. To create these resting chair, Charlotte Perriand got inspired from both a rocking chair and also… a medical chair! An odd mix that gave birth to the famous LC4 chaise longue. – ©️ Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, ADAGP, Paris, 2019 Chaise longue basculante B 306, 1928 / Adjustable reclining chair B 306, 1936 Vitra Design Museum, MST-1001-5 – #CHARLOTTEPERRIAND #PERRIAND #LC4 #LEMONDENOUVEAU #INVENTINGANEWWORLD #FONDATIONLOUISVUITTON #FLV

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Famed French interior designer Charlotte Perriand is having a large-scale exhibition in Paris’s uber-chic Fondation Louis Vuitton. Inventing A New World pays tribute to her work that bridges together art, architecture and design.
 
Text Lizzy Vartanian
Images via @lacma @fondationlv @monnaiedeparis @thebroadmuseum @guggenheim_venice @daratalfunun @galerielelong @nationalportraitgallery @arthistoryfeed @sharjahart

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