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Nancy Spero

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Nancy Spero at Serpentine Gallery March 3rd, 2011 - May 2nd, 2011
Posted 3/5/11

Nancy Spero worked on the frontline defending the rights of female artists to express themselves creatively amongst the patriarchy of her contemporaries both in art and American society from the 1950s onwards. She also campaigned tirelessly in life and art against the atrocities of war. So it’s very much in this context of her conscience taking the lead that her retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery operates. It’s an exhibition where reading the notes and bearing in mind the conditions in... [more]

20101005165117-009--10 Nancy Spero   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Nancy Spero at Centre Pompidou October 13th, 2010 - January 10th, 2011
Posted 1/4/11

Outrage in art can descend into agitprop or endure as a trenchant record of atrocity. Goya's Disasters of War prints (published well after his death), Otto Dix's illustrations of the horrors of World War I are series that still shock, that still seem, unfortunately, topical. When words are incorporated into images, there's a chance that the artist is not merely showing, but obvious or hectoring. But some artists, such as Barbara Kruger, skirt this with wit – her juxtaposition of appropr... [more]

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Luis Alonzo Barkigia, Arlene Berrie, Vija Celmins, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Tara Donovan, Ellen Gallagher, Felice Grodin, Arturo Herrera, Yui Kugimiya, Pepe Mar, Annette Messager, Beatriz Monteavaro, Gean Moreno, Cornelia Parker, KERRY PHILLIPS, Elaine Reichek, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Clifton Childree & Nikki Rollason, Rosanna Saccoccio, Amparo Sard, Michelle Segre, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Jeni Spota, Jen Stark, sara stites, Jessica Stockholder, Carolina Vasquez, Fischli & Weiss, Paula Wilson at Girls' Club October 23rd, 2009 - September 30th, 2010
Posted 11/2/09

Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale presents Set to Manual, an opinionated look at artworks characterized by intense personal manufacture. Works by more than twenty-five artists range from hand-painted animation and hand-altered 16mm film, to pricked paper drawings and artists’ books, from free-wheeling collage and assemblage to site-specific installation and more. The works on view in Set to Manual were developed and refined by the artists’ hand at every stage of creation. Lavish investment in each wo... [more]

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