The Upcoming Exhibition at MoMA Charts the Full Scope of Meret Oppenheim’s Lifelong Innovation, Eli Anapur, δημοσίευση στο Widewalls [26/10/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Paris in the 1930s was the epicentre of avant-garde art, with artists arriving in the city from all over the world. Among the leading figures on the scene was also one woman who could not easily fit into the leading art movements of her time.
Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985), known for her unconventional body of work, will be the focus of the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It will be the first major transatlantic retrospective dedicated to this visionary Swiss artist.
The Avant-Garde Woman
The exhibition titled Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition will feature over 180 works spanning five decades of Oppenheim’s prolific and multifaceted career. This will be the first artist’s exhibition in the United States in 25 years that will consider the full scope of Oppenheim’s oeuvre, including objects, collages, paintings, sculptures, and drawings.
Organized in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Bern and the Menil Collection, Houston, My Exhibition focuses on the fierce originality and wit of the artist who created uncanny object constructions, narrative paintings, jewelry design, public sculpture, geometric abstraction, and poetry and explores all these facets of Oppenheim’s career.
Oppenheim’s interests ranged from gender and selfhood to mythology and the natural world. Thinking about freedom, she famously stated: “Nobody will give you freedom. You have to take it.”
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