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APR 26–SEP 14 2014
Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships presents more than 20 artworks and archival papers by Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985), a Swiss Surrealist whose recent 100th birthday was recognized with a worldwide series of exhibitions. Oppenheim’s relationships and personality are illuminated through her musings, books of poetry and prints, and original letters to artists and friends.
MAY 12–NOV 14, 2014
The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
On view at the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová (1894–1980) was a Czech graphic artist whose 1929 novel Z mého dětství (From My Childhood) is widely acknowledged to be the first wordless novel created by a woman. Bochořáková-Dittrichová’s appealing and warm woodcut style was influenced by pioneering Belgian graphic artist Frans Masereel. This exhibition showcases five of her published novels as well as her unpublished book Malířka Na Cestách (The Artist on her Journey), which contains 52 original woodcuts about a young woman artist studying abroad, mirroring Bochořáková-Dittrichová’s own life at the beginning of her career.
JUN 06–OCT 12 2014
Featuring recently acquired works in NMWA’s collection as well as loans from private and public collections, the exhibition highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video. Total Art: Contemporary Video reflects the continued global scope of video, featuring works by Dara Birnbaum, Mwangi Hutter, Alex Prager, Michal Rovner, Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation, Janaina Tschäpe, and others.