Group Exhibition

Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field

29 October - 18 December 2020

Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London

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Rosemarie Castoro | Maria Lai | Liliane Lijn | Verena Loewensberg | Mary Miss Lucia Moholy | Vera Molnár | Marlow Moss | Lydia Okumura | Ana Sacerdote Loló Soldevilla | Magdalena Wiecek | Shizuko Yoshikawa

Curated by Anke Kempkes & Pierre-Henri Foulon

Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field brings together pioneering female artists from Europe and the Americas who each contributed in her own original way to expanding the orthodox category of Minimal art. The artists on display expand on the traditional concept of minimalism to explore possibilities of the ‘minimal’ as a guiding force in their work – whether in their process, use of materials, or as forming the basis of their approach.

Featuring 13 artists from ten different countries, the exhibition will present a large selection of paintings, photography, installation and works on paper ranging from the 1920s to the early 1980s. Including some of the earliest examples of animation, algorithmic and kinetic art, alongside pieces from the fields of Neoplasticism, Concretism, (Post)Minimal and Land art, the display will show how these artists occupied a central position amongst period-defining groups such as Zurich Concrete in Switzerland, Abstraction-Création in Paris and Los Diez Pintores Concretos in Cuba. The history of abstraction is also a history of global turmoil, migration and transnational exchange, and many of the exhibiting artists were written out of art history due to gender inequalities and the politics of their time.

Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Verena Loewensberg Ohne Titel, 1963 Oil on canvas 61 x 61 cm (24,02 x 24,02 in) Courtesy Verena Loewensberg Foundation and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Verena Loewensberg Foundation Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Verena Loewensberg Ohne Titel, 1953 Oil on canvas 85 x 65 cm (33,46 x 25,59 in) Courtesy Verena Loewensberg Foundation and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Verena Loewensberg Foundation Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Vera Molnar De la série McM, Une forme ou 2?, 1961 Collage on paper Each framed: 42 x 72 cm (16,54 x 28,35 in) Set of 5 studies Courtesy Galerie Oniris, Rennes © Vera Molnar Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Vera Molnar Molndrian, 74,066/13.36.22, 1974 Computer drawing Paper Dimensions: 26 x 26 cm (10,24 x 10,24 in) Courtesy Galerie Oniris, Rennes © Vera Molnar
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Vera Molnar Mouvement, 1959 Gouache on paper Paper Dimensions: 76 x 105 cm (29,92 x 41,34 in) Courtesy Galerie Oniris, Rennes © Vera Molnar Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Shizuko Yoshikawa farbschatten 89/ 3x4, 1979—1980 Lacquer and acrylic on polyester 75 x 100 cm (29,53 x 39,37 in) Courtesy The Shizuko Yoshikawa and Joseph Müller-Brockmann Foundation and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © The Shizuko Yoshikawa and Joseph Müller- Brockmann Foundation Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Rosemarie Castoro Sept 68, 1968 Graphite on paper Motif 33,66 x 38,1 cm (13,25 x 15 in) Paper 66,04 x 48,9 cm (26 x 19,25 in) Frame 65,41 x 69,85 x 4,45 cm (25,75 x 27,5 x 1,75 in) © The Estate of Rosemarie Castoro. Courtesy of Anke Kempkes Art Advisory Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Marlow Moss Untitled, circa 1940-1947 pencil on paper Paper 27,5 x 21,5 cm (10,83 x 8,46 in) Frame 41,6 x 35,2 cm (16,38 x 13,86 in) Courtesy Meyer Gallery, London © reserved
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Marlow Moss Untitled, 1944 Pencil on paper Paper 29,5 x 29,5 cm (11,61 x 11,61 in) Frame 56,7 x 49,7 cm (22,32 x 19,57 in) Courtesy Meyer Gallery, London © reserved Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Maria Lai Senza titolo, 2009 Wood, thread, paint, cloth, wool and nails 52 x 54 x 5,5 cm (20,47 x 21,26 x 2,17 in) Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Archivio Maria Lai by SIAE 2020 Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Maria Lai Ti scriu, 2006 Wood, wire, paper, ink, varnish and nails 84 x 67 x 8 cm (33,07 x 26,38 x 3,15 in) Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Archivio Maria Lai by SIAE 2020 Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Maria Lai Spazio e Telaio, 1971 Wood, string, canvas, tempera 197 x 70 x 30 cm (77,56 x 27,56 x 11,81 in) Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Archivio Maria Lai by SIAE 2020 Photo: Bani
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lolo Soldevilla Untitled, 1957 Mixed media on wood 50,6 x 127 cm (19,925 x 50 in) © Estate of Lolo Soldevilla Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lolo Soldevilla Caracas Composicion, 1957 Collage on cardboard 26,7 x 21,6 cm (10,5 x 8,5 in) © Estate of Lolo Soldevilla
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lolo Soldevilla Untitled, 1954 Mixed media on wood 46 x 72,1 cm (18,125 x 28,375 in) © Estate of Lolo Soldevilla
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lolo Soldevilla Composicion, 1954 Woodcut structures on wood 45,7 x 94 cm (18 x 37 in) © Estate of Lolo Soldevilla Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Magdalena Wiecek Volatile I, 1970 Brass 65 x 30 x 54 cm (25,59 x 11,81 x 21,26 in) Courtesy Estate of Magdalena Więcek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Estate of Magdalena Więcek
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Magdalena Wiecek Volatile III, 1971 Brass 45 x 27 x 27 cm (17,72 x 10,63 x 10,63 in) Courtesy Estate of Magdalena Więcek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Estate of Magdalena Więcek
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Magdalena Wiecek Volatile V, 1972 Brass 49 x 27 x 27 cm (19,29 x 10,63 x 10,63 in) Courtesy Estate of Magdalena Więcek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Estate of Magdalena Więcek
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lucia Moholy Portrait of Laszlo Moholy Nagy on the balcony of one the Master houses, Dessau, 1926 Vintage print Frame: 41 x 31 x 4 cm Image: 7,8 x 5,5 cm Courtesy Thomas Derda, Berlin © Estate of Lucia Moholy Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lucia Moholy bauhaus dessau, dachgarten, circa 1927-28 Vintage print Image: 18 x 24 cm (7,09 x 9,45 in) Framed dimensions: 41 x 31 x 4 cm (16,14 x 12,2 x 1,57 in) Courtesy Thomas Derda, Berlin © Estate of Lucia Moholy Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Lucia Moholy bauhaus dessau, gesamtansicht, circa 1925–1926 Vintage print, hand coloured Image: 11 x 14,8 cm (4,33 x 5,83 in) Framed dimensions: 41 x 31 x 4 cm (16,14 x 12,2 x 1,57 in) Courtesy Thomas Derda, Berlin © Estate of Lucia Moholy Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Liliane Lijn Poemkoan=D=4=Open=Apollinaire, 1968 Perspex letters on fiberglass cone, motorized turntable Text by Lilian Lijn 170 x 101 x 101 cm (66,93 x 39,76 x 39,76 in) Courtesy RODEO, London · Piraeus © Liliane Lijn Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Mary Miss Relief, 1968 Steel and wire 41 x 635 cm (16,14 x 250 in) Courtesy Mary Miss and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Mary Miss Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Mary Miss V's in the field, 1969, vintage print Installation of 16 black and white photographs, individually mounted on board Each: 25,4 x 25,4 cm (10 x 10 in) Ed. unique Courtesy Mary Miss and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Mary Miss Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Mary Miss Barbed Wire Marker, 1969 Pinewood and barbed wire 5,1 x 10,2 x 396,2 cm (2 x 4 x 156 in) Courtesy Mary Miss and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Mary Miss Photo: Charles Duprat
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Magdalena Wiecek Flame, 1965 Black and white vintage photograph 24 x 18 cm (9,45 x 7,09 in) Courtesy Estate of Magdalena Więcek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Estate of Magdalena Więcek Photo: Photo: Marek Holzman
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Magdalena Wiecek Magdalena Więcek during the construction of sculpture “Flame” Elbląg, Poland, 1966 Black and white vintage photograph 13 x 18 cm (5,12 x 7,09 in) Courtesy Estate of Magdalena Więcek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Estate of Magdalena Więcek Photo: Photo: Aldona Zdanowska-Hosbein
Female Minimal: Abstraction in the Expanded Field 29 October – 18 December 2020 Images Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
Magdalena Wiecek Magdalena Więcek with the sculpture “Inlet - Spatial Composition”, Poland, 1967 Black and white vintage photograph 17 x 12,5 cm (6,69 x 4,92 in) Courtesy Estate of Magdalena Więcek and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg © Estate of Magdalena Więcek Photo: Photo: Marek Holzman

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