This catalogue documents and expands upon the exhibition Resist: be modern (again), curated by artists and researchers Alice Maude-Roxby and Stefanie Seibold, exploring the practices of women artists of the 1920s and 30s.
The project looks back in particular at revolutionary art, design, performative, and written practices via the lens of contemporary art, theory, and design practitioners, highlighting the importance and influence of these long-lost early avant-garde practices into the present. It is part of a larger research project highlighting the contributions to modernism of women in general and non-heterosexual women in particular.
Contributions by artists: Becky Beasley, Madeleine Bernstorff, Tessa Boffin, Ricarda Denzer, Andrea Geyer, Moira Hille, Alice Maude-Roxby, Nick Mauss, Ursula Mayer, Falke Pisano, Ingrid Pollard, Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah, Katie Schwab, Stefanie Seibold, Megan Francis Sullivan, S. Louisa Wei, Riet Wijnen, Gillian Wylde and curator Beatriz Herráez.
The exhibition Resist: be modern (again) includes installations of archival materials, contemporary artists’ works and writings relating to the early practices of Alice Austen, Berenice Abbott and Elizabeth McCausland, Natalie Clifford Barney, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, Sonia Delaunay, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Rose Dugan and Vera von Blumenthal, Esther Eng, Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux and Evelyn Wyld, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Therese Giehse, Eileen Gray, Lotte Goslar, Barbara Ker-Seymer, The Little Review, Jane Heap and Margaret Anderson, Erika Mann, Maria Martinez, Enid Marx, Marlow Moss, Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Ada ‘Bricktop’ Smith, Florine Stettheimer, Renée Vivien, A’Lelia Walker, Marguerite Wildenhain and Virginia Woolf.
Published to accompany the exhibition Resist: be modern (again) at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 25 May – 17 August 2019
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