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Art Dept.: Die Ausstellung „The Power of Women“ auf der ARTMUC

Art Dept.: The Power of Women exhibit at ARTMUC

woman can art. Of course, we knew, after all, divas like Beyoncé regularly remind us with songs like "who runs the world (girls)" or "grown woman" what creativity and creative drive we have. An exhibition in Munich now provides further decorative "evidence".

Despite a few exemplary high-flyers – Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, Julia Jäkel, Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler – CEO floors around the world still have a decent testosterone surplus. An image that is also not unknown in art. Despite important personalities such as Frida Kahlo, Marina Abramovich and Niki de Saint Phalle, it is above all the men who hold the (brush) scepter in their hands.

Even at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, women in Germany were hardly considered to have artistic skills worth mentioning. Books on Impressionism, for example, only mention the first female representatives of this art movement at a late stage. At the time, the satirical journal Simplicissimus put it appropriately: "You see, Miss, there are two types of painters: some would like to get married, and others have no talent either."

Feminine Rebellion // Astrid Stöfhas
Feminine Rebellion // Astrid Stöfhas
Lola // Monika Kaiblinger (2016)
Lola // Monika Kaiblinger (2016)

The situation on the other side of the Atlantic was hardly any better. The husband of the American painter Margaret Keane even went so far as to claim to be the creator of her works for decades, as the film "Big Eyes" with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz tells. After all, the now 89-year-old Keane still experienced the popularity of her portraits of people and animals, which attract attention primarily thanks to the oversized doll eyes.

A long time ago and yet there is still a lot to do for equality in art. Gallery owner Claudia Scholz is taking an important step in this direction with her platform “ All you can Art ”. In addition to works of art from the areas of Contemporary & Concept Art, Modern & Abstract Art and Fine Arts, this online gallery also includes the category "Female Art". The hand-picked works by artists such as Astrid Stöfhas, Monika Kaiblinger, Claudia Grögler and Edyta Grzyb can be bought or rented directly.

Fee // Claudia Grögler (2014)
Fee // Claudia Grögler (2014)

Claudia Scholz continues this homage to the strength and importance of women in art offline. At ARTMUC, which takes place from May 25th to 28th on Munich's Praterinsel, many of these works will be shown and some of their creators will also be present. Girl power has never been so artistically valuable, you could say. Or in the words of Beyoncé, " Who are we? " What we run? The world! "

We can't resist a little "PS" on current occasion. This year, for the first time, four women and no men have been nominated for the important prize of the National Gallery in Berlin. Well done Jumana Manna, Sol Calero, Iman Issa and Agnieszka Polska!

Works shown: Astrid Stöfhas, Monika Kaiblinger, Claudia Grögler, Edyta Grzyb (lead image) /