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Maverick Modernism: Firebrand Women of the Early 20th Century
Saturday, May 05
Frida Kahlo, Hilma af Klint, Amrita Shergil, Tseng Yu-ho and Georgia O’ Keefe are among a rare group of iconic female painters who defied the norms of their time and created major bodies of art at the turn of the 20th century, among a male dominated arena. The world was experiencing dramatic change as industrial, economic and cultural revolutions spread across the globe, setting the stage for new and dynamic artistic movements that would make permanent impressions on the structure of art making. The panel examines the work of these artists whose outlier status as women did not dissuade them nor does it alter the significance of their contribution to modernism. What were their challenges and what is their legacy and impact on subsequent generations of artists?
Tracey Bashkoff
Director, Collections and Senior Curator, Guggenheim Museum
Carmen Melián
Melián Arts, Former Director, Latin American Art, Sotheby’s
David Norman
Chairman of the Americas, Phillips
Craig Yee
Directing Co-Founder, INK Studio, Beijing
Priyanka Mathew
South Asian Specialist, Sunderlande Art Agency