Organized by Museum Folkwang, this retrospective of Nancy Spero (1926–2009) will consider the artist’s use of the human figure to raise important questions about feminism, gender, and violence. The exhibition will trace Spero’s career, starting with the Paris Black Paintings of the 1960s through her artistic responses to the Vietnam War and her mature work in 1990s and early 2000s. Throughout her career, Spero saw herself as a political artist that used art as a vehicle to engage with social and political issues. In order to capture the scale and scope of Spero’s oeuvre, the exhibition will feature approximately eighty works, including paintings, collages, and prints, and will focus in particular on her works on paper.
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