The works brought together in this gallery suggest a dialogue between artists across nations and generations who have reimagined how women might be represented. Believing that art has transformative power, these artists have looked to mythology, folklore, art history, and popular culture—both ancient and current—to reconsider the past. They imagine new worlds that are liberated from long-standing conventions or perceptions, and often choose unusual materials for artmaking, from sand and fiber to their own bodies. Together, these artists explore how the female form—through both defiant and poetic means—inhabits the world.
Fall 2019–Fall 2020
- MoMA, Floor 2, 206 The David Geffen Wing
11 works online
Mrinalini MukherjeeIndian, 1949–20151 exhibition, 1 work online
Jo BaerAmerican, born 192914 exhibitions, 36 works online
Geta BrătescuRomanian, 1926–20185 exhibitions, 21 works online
Ana MendietaAmerican, born Cuba. 1948–198519 exhibitions, 29 works online
Marlene DumasSouth African, born 195312 exhibitions, 24 works online
- There are 9 artists in this collection gallery online.