A woman is a woman is a woman … A history of the female artists


27.08.2022 – 15.01.2023
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargauerplatz, 5001 Aarau

Devoted to the female artists in the collection, this exhibition, curated by the cultural critic Elisabeth Bronfen, offers an opportunity to revisit the art­ historical canon. The exhibition sheds light on the relationship between visual art and sexual difference in modern and post­modern art.

Exposing points of connection be­tween the generations, this show renders visible the impact of classic modernism on late twentieth century female artists. These works from the 1970s to the 1990s, in turn, also draw into focus the feminist legacy of the collection of the Aargauer Kunsthaus.

Silvia Bächli (*1956), Alice Bailly (1872–1938), Annemarie Balmer (*1931), Ina Barfuss (*1949), Suzanne Baumann (*1942), Binia Bill (1904–1988), Barbara Birrer-Schneider (*1945), Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), Heidi Bucher (1926–1993), Miriam Cahn (*1949), Barbara Davatz (*1944), Marga Ebner (*1944), Marianne Eigenheer (1945–2018), Olivia Etter (*1956), Katrin Freisager (*1960), Silvia Gertsch (*1963), Gabrielle Grässle (*1956), Garance Grenacher-Werthmüller (*1943), Alis Guggenheim (1896–1958), Jerelyn Hanrahan (*1955), Cécile Hummel (*1962), Dorothy Iannone (*1933), Leiko Ikemura (*1951), Ruth Kruysse (1942–1992), Rosina Kuhn (*1940), Ella Lanz (1932–2009), MANON (*1940), Donatella Maranta (*1959), Muda Mathis (*1959), Nanne Meyer (*1953), Marianne Müller (*1966), Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985), Pipilotti Rist (*1962), Klaudia Schifferle (*1955), Sonja Sekula (1918–1963), Doris Stauffer (1934–2017), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943), Hannah Villiger (1951–1997), Susann Walder (1959–2015), Ilse Weber (1908–1984), Eva Wipf (1929–1978)