Monday, 7 March 2011

ArtSlant Review: Nancy Spero at the Serpentine

Nancy Spero worked on the frontline defending the rights of female artists to express themselves creatively amongst the patriarchy of her contemporaries both in art and American society from the 1950s onwards. She also campaigned tirelessly in life and art against the atrocities of war. So it’s very much in this context of her conscience taking the lead that her retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery operates.

It’s an exhibition where reading the notes and bearing in mind the conditions in which she worked helps illuminate the pictures on the walls, otherwise some of them may leave you cold... (read more)

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