Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds From Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen: June 18 – September 27, 2020
The female pioneers of Surrealism made a marked impact on their movement – André Breton’s inner circle was filled with women artists, many of whom showed in seminal Surrealist exhibitions of the day – but, as is so often the case in art history, their achievements have been overshadowed by those of their male contemporaries. Next summer, however, an exhibition at Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum looks to redress the balance. The first major survey of the female Surrealists’ output, it will include some 250 works of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and film by 30 women artists from the US, Mexico and Europe. Big names like Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois and Meret Oppenheim will be displayed alongside lesser-known artists including Kay Sage, Leonor Fini and Toyen. Each artist’s individual contribution to the Surrealist vernacular will be explored, as well as the overarching themes and ideas that link them. A collaboration with Frankfurt’s Schirn museum, the exhibition will show in Germany in February before travelling to Copenhagen.