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Straying from the Line

Press release


Straying from the Line

Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Dara Birnbaum, Jenna Bliss, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Teresa Burga, Tom Burr, Claude Cahun, Ellen Cantor, Tony Cokes, Anna Daučíková, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Nicole Eisenman, Ellen Gallagher, Jef Geys, Guerilla Girls, Barbara Hammer, Eva Hesse, Irma Hünerfauth, Mike Kuchar, Maria Lassnig, Leigh Ledare, Alice Lex-Nerlinger, Klara Lidén, Lee Lozano, Sarah Lucas, Ulrike Müller, Gabriele Münter, Anna Oppermann, Charlotte Posenenske, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Aura Rosenberg & Mike Kelley, Betye Saar, Heji Shin, Jack Smith, Nancy Spero, Diamond Stingily, Elaine Sturtevant, Martine Syms, Rosemarie Trockel, Anna Uddenberg, Raphaela Vogel, Constantina Zavitzanos & Park McArthur

50 years ago, Lee Lozano articulated the relationship between artistic and social hierarchies, stating that “there can be no art revolution that is separate from a science revolution, a political revolution, an education revolution, a drug revolution, a sex revolution or a personal revolution." Understanding the personal as political became the driving force behind the central feminist movements of the time, bringing together a vibrant spectrum of activist, philosophical and artistic positions across political and social fields. Debates on personal experience and structural violence haven’t lost their relevance and only recently entered the spotlight of political and public interest through social movements such as #metoo and #notsurprised. Whether in politics, media, business, science, culture or our daily lives, experiences of sexism, racism, discrimination and other forms of violence and abuse are not only a personal problem, but a political and structural one as well.