Elles: Women Artists From The Centre Pompidou, Paris

The female gaze is a force to be reckoned with in this stunning show of 125 works by 75 women artists whose work spans nearly 100 years (1909–2007). Pulled from the original Elles exhibit at the Pompidou, it reflects the world through a distinctly feminine filter, and in doing so offers a completely different version of 20th-century art history. Featuring daring painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists you’ve heard of (including Frida Kahlo, Diane Arbus, Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin) and countless others you’ll be happy to have met. The work is shocking, funny, disturbing, sexual, pissed off, poignant and exuberant. Grab a helmet: Your mind is about to be blown. 

October 11-January 13, 2013

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