15 contemporary female artists have created diverse works within painting – in a broad sense, virtuoso, and pastose, and with the mythological character Cassandra as a central figure. The exhibition is a tribute to painting, a sisterhood of solidarity, and a reinterpretation of Cassandra’s destiny.
The painting has been deemed in and out of style, been said to be stone-dead or alive and kicking. Female artists have mostly been suppressed and barred from art history and the academies. However, increased focus and initiative suggest a disruption and a breakthrough for contemporary female artists – as well as those, who have been written out of art history. Now, art history is up for debate. The curators are on a mission when they invite reinterpretations of the Greek myth of Cassandra.
The participating artists are:
Agnete Bertram, Ditte Marie Frost, Emily Gernild, Henriette Hellstern, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, Tanja Nis-Hansen, Coline Marotta, Mie Mørkeberg, Marie Rud Rosenzweig, Bolatta Silis-Høegh, Ida Sønder Thorhauge, Anne Torpe, Helene Vestergaard, Anna Walther, and Maria Wæhrens
17.00 Doors open, the exhibition can be viewed
17.30 DEBATE about the representation of women in the industry of art and culture and what it means for the individual artist behind the exhibition to collaborate with artist and curator Henriette Hellstern, artist and curator Anna Walther, musician Josephine Philip and musician Hannah Schneider. The debate is moderated by actress and political activist Amelia Høy.
19.00 PERFORMANCE THE WHEEL – an art piece by Philip | Schneider
Købmagergade 52a, 1150 København K