Female artists at Fyns Kunstmuseum
NOW they are together for the first time: the women's work of art! Fyns Kunstmuseum presents a series of the most outstanding Danish female artists for the period from 1750 up to the present day from its own collection. chromosome XX is being staged in connection with the special exhibition on one of the "Amazons" of Danish art life around 1900, the painter Agnes Slott-Møller. This exhibition will be shown at Fyns Kunstmuseum in the period 6 February - 17 May 2009.
At chromosome XX one can follow women's entry into the art world: from the 18th century, when Johanna Fosie was the first Danish woman to be known as a professional artist, via the productive Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann (mid-19th century) and on to a whole series of female artists around the year 1900, such as Bertha Wegmann, Anna Ancher and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen, who really made their mark within the established art institutions, as well as the Funen painters Anne Syberg, Alhed Larsen and Christine Swane. The more experimental art of modernism is represented by works of Ebba Carstensen, Anne Klindt Sørensen, Franciska Clausen and Else Alfelt, as well as the sculptress Sonja Ferlov Mancoba. Lastly, in works from the 1970s onwards, by such artists as Viera Collaro and Kirsten Lockenwitz, one can see examples of painting/installation art which has the experimental treatment of form, colour and lighting of minimalist art as its point of departure.
Several of the artists are in fact some of the strongest names Fyns Kunstmuseum has, but this is the first time they have been presented together, along with some lesser known "fellow-sisters" of Danish art!