Women of the Avant-Garde 1920-1940
Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Mette Marcus, Kirsten Degel, Jeanne Rank. Foreword by Poul Erik Tøjner and Marion Ackerman. Introduction by Mette Marcus and Kirsten Degel. Text by Ruth Hemus.
Women of the Avant-Garde 1920–1940 presents eight female artists who made major contributions to Dada, Surrealism, Constructivism and other European avant-gardes of the modernist era: Claude Cahun, Sonia Delaunay, Germaine Dulac, Florence Henri, Hannah Höch, Katarzyna Kobro, Dora Maar and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The artists are constellated in relation to one another across five themed sections that illuminate the nature of their respective innovations: “Composing Color,” “Constructing Space,” “Different Rules,” “New Identities” and “Another Reality.”