Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain
This exhibition explores the relationship between mythology, protest and self-definition in the work of women artists during the Soviet period. Identification with classical figures such as Cassandra and Medea, the exhibition suggests, went hand-in-hand with punk provocation and defiance in the face of authority, for artists in places from East Germany to Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania. The artists on view include Sibylle Bergemann, Geta Brătescu and Alina Szapocznikow. Find out more about ‘The Medea Insurrection’ from the Lipsiusbau’s website.
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