Designing Modern Women 1890–1990
MoMA New York
Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor
October 5, 2013 – October 1, 2014
This is a suggestion for you US folks. And as I won’t make it to New York in the near future, I really envy you for that great exhibition. The MoMA showcases the works of great female artists and designers, that were denied their place in art and design history. Quite often their works and fields of interest were considered dispensable and secondary. Even worse, some pieces were rejected simply for the reason that the creator had been a woman.
The exhibition wants to draw attention to great, partly forgotten female artists and their works. Among them the performances by Loïe Fuller, April Greiman’s computer-generated graphics, a kitchen design by Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier. Furthermore furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie and concert posters by Bonnie Maclean. And last, but not least, hardly ever shown posters and graphic material of the punk era. To get a picture, check out this homepage: Photos of the exhibiton