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Nancy Spero

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Nancy Spero

    Nancy Spero
    Nancy Spero​, P.E.A.C.E., Helicopter, Mother + Children, 1968 © The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (BUS), NY

    American artist Nancy Spero (1926–2009) was one of the pioneers in feminist art. At the same time, she was deeply interested in large, ever-present existential issues. She perceived herself as a political artist and used her art to take a stand on social problems and political events. Through unconventional materials, new forms of expression and an explicit political commitment, she broke in the 1960s with the established art scene and was active in founding the women's gallery A.I.R. in New York in the 1970s.

    The exhibition at The Nordic Watercolour Museum has been created together with Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. The presentation includes some seventy works and room installations. An exhibition catalog is produced in collaboration with the German publisher Steidl.

    Pictures from the exhibition

    Maypole
    Nancy Spero, Maypole: Take No Prisoners II, 2008. Photo: Kalle Sanner
    Artaud
    Works from the Artaud Series, 1969–1973 by Nancy Spero. Photo: Kalle Sanner
    Background: Nancy Spero, Black and Red III, 1994
    Background: Nancy Spero, Black and Red III, 1994
    War Series
    Works from War Series, 1966–1970 by Nancy Spero. Photo: Kalle Sanner
    Torture of women
    Nancy Spero, Torture of Women, 1976. Foto: Kalle Sanner
    porträtt
    Portrait of the artist, 1973