Alexander Gray Associates announces Harmony Hammond’s inclusion in Women in Abstraction, organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and curated by Christine Macel. In connection with the Women in Abstraction exhibition, the Centre Pompidou is organizing an international symposium from May 19–21 in partnership with the association AWARE?(Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) and the LEGS (Laboratory for Gender and Sexuality Studies – University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis?/?Paris Nanterre), with Adrienne Edwards, Briony Fer, Harmony Hammond and Griselda Pollock as guests of honor. More information and registration for the symposium can be found on the Centre Pompidou’s website
The institution’s press release follows:
Women in Abstraction aims to trace a lesser-told history of art primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries by focusing on the contribution of women artists to abstraction. The exhibition includes over 200 artists working across disciplines, such as dance, applied arts, photography, film, and performance art from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and the United States in order to tell an expansive and complex story with many voices.
Many exhibitions dealing with abstraction underestimate the fundamental role played by women in the development of this movement. By focusing on the paths of artists, some of whom were unfairly ignored, the exhibition proposes another history. Women in Abstraction brings to light the decisive turning points that have marked this movement, evoking both the research undertaken by artists, individually or as a group, and the founding exhibitions.
The Exhibition is organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.