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I’m Not a Nice Girl!

K21, Düsseldorf

18 Jan - 17 May 2020

Eleanor Antin, Lee Lozano, Adrian Piper, Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Four women artists who contributed to the first flourishing of conceptual art in the late 1960s and early ’70s are the focus in this exhibition, which draws on the archives of Dorothee and Konrad Fischer, the German art dealers who played a major role in promoting the work of (mostly male) conceptual artists. Correspondence with the Fischers, along with works from the past five decades by Eleanor Antin, Lee Lozano, Adrian Piper and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, reveal how these artists consistently fought to make their voices heard – while developing their own innovative, socially engaged approaches to conceptualism. Find out more from the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen’s website.

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Carving: A Traditional Sculpture (detail; 1972), Eleanor Antin.

Carving: A Traditional Sculpture (detail; 1972), Eleanor Antin. Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

Untitled (1970), Lee Lozano.

Untitled (1970), Lee Lozano. Photo: Barbora Genry

Catalysis IV (1970), Adrian Piper.

Catalysis IV (1970), Adrian Piper. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin and Generali Foundation.

Touch Sanitation (1979–80), Mierle Laderman Ukeles, photograph documenting a citywide performance in New York taken on 15 May, 1980.

Touch Sanitation (1979–80), Mierle Laderman Ukeles, photograph documenting a city-wide performance in New York taken on 15 May, 1980. Photo: Vincent Russo; courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York; © Mierle Laderman Ukeles

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