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Exhibition Detail
Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
Curated by: Marisa C. Sánchez
1300 First Avenue
Seattle 98101

October 11th, 2012 - January 13th, 2013
October 11th, 2012 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) , Suzanne ValadonSuzanne Valadon,
The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) , 1923
© Courtesy of Seattle Art Museum
United States
Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-9
photography, installation, video-art, sculpture

Elles: Pompidou is a landmark exhibition of more than 130 works of art made by 75 women artists from 1907 to 2007. Organized by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, home to the Musée National d’Art Moderne—one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe—this exhibition is an unforgettable visual experience that will challenge visitors’ assumptions about art of the past century. This ambitious survey of daring painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and installation by innovative women artists offers a fresh perspective on a history of modern and contemporary art. With vision, humor, sensuality and ambiguity, these women represent the major movements in modern art—from abstraction to contemporary concerns, including identity politics.

Artists include Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Diane Arbus, Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Atsuko Tanaka, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle, Hannah Wilke, Nan Goldin and Tania Bruguera, among others. An exhilarating exhibition that has already become a milestone in the history of exhibitions, Elles: Pompidou will excite the casual viewer as much as the hardboiled expert.

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