curators: Marco Scotini, Raffaella Perna
The Unexpected Subject. 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy will present for the first time one of the most interesting scenes of experimental research in the 1970s to the international public, highlighting the centrality of women in the Italian art scene of that period, and their exchanges with the artistic panorama of Europe and beyond.
The exhibition criticizes the mainstream historical-critical view that relegates women artists to a marginal position. The selection will privilege artworks that demystify gender stereotypes and reflect on the role of women in society and in late capitalist culture.
Artists: Marina Abramović, Carla Accardi, Mirella Bentivoglio, Tomaso Binga, Irma Blank, Marcella Campagnano, Lisetta Carmi, Lygia Clark, Dadamaino, Hanne Darboven, Agnese De Donato, Valie Export, Nicole Gravier, Rebecca Horn, Sanja Iveković, Ketty La Rocca, Katalin Ladik, Maria Lai, Natalia LL, Lucia Marcucci, Paola Mattioli, Libera Mazzoleni, Marisa Merz, Annette Messager, Annabella Miscuglio, Verita Monselles, Giulia Niccolai, Anna Oberto, Gina Pane, Clemen Parrocchetti, Bogdanka Poznanović, Cloti Ricciardi, Ulrike Rosenbach, Susanne Santoro, Mira Schendel, Katharina Sieverding, Patrizia Vicinelli, Francesca Woodman.