An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...
For three months from 1 June to 1 September 2019, Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong showcases MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a major survey exhibition of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Curated by Tobias Berger, head of art at Tai Kwun, and Gunnar B Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, the exhibition spans the three floors of Tai Kwun's...
Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...
Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to present AMAZONKI, a selection of works by women artists of the Russian Avant-Garde. With this project, Galerie Gmurzynska consolidates one of its main programmatic lines, dedicated since its origins in 1965 to women artists-a pioneering approach for that time.
After putting together several solo shows on women artists, Krystyna Gmurzynska organised the acclaimed exhibition Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde in 1979, the first ever exhibition to concentrate on the women of the Russian Avant-Garde. More recently, the Malaga branch of the State Russian Museum hosted the well-received show Graphic works by Russian Women Artists from the collection of Krystyna Gmurzynska, still on view until September 2019.
The exhibition in Zurich features some of the most remarkable women artists of the Russian Avant-Garde such as Maria and Xenia Ender, Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, and Varvara Stepanova. The selection of works includes both visual and applied forms of art, from graphic works and theatre designs to decorative projects.
AMAZONKI is the Russian word for the mythological 'Amazons,' and it was first applied to the female Russian Avant-Garde artists by the Cubo-futurist poet Benedikt Livshits, who described them as 'real Amazons, Scythian riders.' An iconic exhibition, entitled Amazons of the Russian Avant-Garde was held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1999—2001, to which Krystyna Gmurzynska was invited as the only non-institutional private lender in recognition of her famed 1979 exhibition Women Artists of the Russian Avant-Garde.
The work of these pioneering women artists was extremely influential in the world of the Avant-Garde and was highly significant in defining modernism as a whole. There was a remarkable boom in women's creativity in early-20th century Russia, where the rapid modernisation of society changed the status of the female artist and marked the beginning of women's integration into cultural areas that were formerly the preserve of men only. Never before in the history of Western art had women played such an important role in the formation of new art movements or the redefining and reconfiguration of cultural spaces.
Their influence can be clearly seen throughout the 20th Century. AMAZONKI thus continues with a separate exhibition of the preeminent female artist of Russian origin in the US: Louise Nevelson.
Though the 'Amazons' were distinguished by their tremendous energy and a great force of will, they at no time constituted a single, uniform group formed through a common support of 'feminist' ideas. Possessing a bright talent, each offered her own vision and direction to the development of Avant-Garde art, playing a vital role in larger artistic circles, where they were as individualistic, productive and exceptional as their male colleagues such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov and Alexander Rodchenko.
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