Gender Gap in Art - the Märkisches Museum Witten is addressing this important topic with the exhibition "ANDERS NORMAL! Revision of a Visual Impairment".
In her central work "The Second Sex" (1949), the French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir already pointed out that women are not perceived as normal in the male-dominated world, but always as the 'other', which leads to discrimination.
The fact that female artists have played a subordinate role on the art market and in museum practice in the past, but also still in the present, is a well-known phenomenon and reflects the general social gender imbalance. Since 2015, the United Nations has therefore set "gender equality" as one of its central sustainability goals within the 2030 Agenda.
With the exhibition "ANDERS NORMAL! Revision einer Sehschwäche", the Märkische Museum Witten is taking up the challenge in a first step and has examined its own art collection more closely. From this pool of 92 women artists, which makes up 10% of the entire collection, 50 women artists from the beginning of the 20th century to the present were selected.
This publication accompanies the exhibition and presents the various women artists in words and pictures.
Marianne Aue | Elke Balzer-Kahl | Gerlinde Beck | Hilde Broër | Dora Castell | Chow Chung-cheng | Frauke Dannert | Helga Elben | Thekla Diedrich-Wrede | FRANEK | Ida Gerhardi | Lis Goebel | Ise Hanf-Weinholt | Hannah Höch | Anna Holzhauer | Mienske Janssen | Tina Juretzek | Eva Maria Kentner | Ida Kerkovius | Annemarie Kirchner-Kruse | Käthe Kollwitz | Sigrid Kopfermann | Kirsten Krüger | Andrea Küster | Vala Lamberger | Roswitha Lüder | Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff | Paula Modersohn-Becker | Maina-Miriam Munsky | Gabriele Münter | Hanna Nagel | Eva Niestrath-Berger | Catalina Pabón | Grete Penner | RISSA | Tanja Rochelmeyer | Marie-Louise von Rogister | Marjana Scheriau | Elisabeth Schmitz | Gisela Schwarz-Kleegraf | Constanze Schwedeler | Renée Sintenis | Susanne Stähli | Ulrike Termeer | Hedwig Thun | URSULA | Elisabeth Voigt | Viktoria Wehrmeister | Irmgart Wessel-Zumloh | Dorothee von Windheim