Although the works of women creators can be found in all artistic fields, art history distinguishes—above all—male figures, eclipsing the contributions of many women who are relegated to the periphery of the recognition networks. This “invisibilisation,” due to male domination, is now at the heart of public debate…
Without being fully aware of it, our gaze has been conditioned according to the values set up a patriarchal system. With this feminine-centered program, the MBAL shows works that offer a counterpoint to a masculine art form and encourage a renewal of our collective imagination.*
For ELLES, DE A À Z, the tenth edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Prints, the Musée des beaux-arts du Locle in Switzerland brings together works by Laia Abril, Louise Bourgeois, Batia Suter, Sophie Wietlisbach, and Billie Zangewa—as well as a selection of Parkett editions by women artists created for the legendary periodical.**
See link below for details.
Triennial of Contemporary Prints
Through January 9
Musée des beaux-arts du Locle
Rue Marie-Anne-Calame 6, Le Locle
**The Parkett selection includes editions by Sophie Calle, Cao Fei, Marlene Dumas, Sylvie Fleury, Camille Henrot, Jenny Holzer, Yayoi Kusama, Maria Lassnig, Julie Mehretu, Beatriz Milhazes, Cady Noland, Meret Oppenheim, Mai-Thu Perret, Pipilotti Rist, Dayanita Singh, Hito Steyerl, Kara Walker, Haegue Yang, and Bourgeois.
See “Time, Context, Object—The Parkett Story: Bice Curiger and Jacqueline Burckhardt in Conversation with Oscar Tuazon and Dorothée Perret,” PARIS LA 16 (2018–2019): 54–61.
From top: Billie Zangewa, Great Expectations, 2017, raw silk collage, image © Billie Zangewa, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York; Laia Abril, image © Laia Abril, courtesy of the artist; Batia Suter, Domestic Night/Dark Pages (detail), 2018, image © Batia Suter, courtesy of the artist; Sophie Wietlisbach, Plakat, Thesis P.S., Advocate, 2021, collection Musée de la machine à écrire, Lausanne, image © Sophie Wietlisbach; Louise Bourgeois, The Maternal Man, 2008, archival dyes printed on cloth, photograph by Christopher Burke, image courtesy and © The Easton Foundation and ProLitteris, Zurich, 2021.