STRONG DUO. BERLIN FEMALE ART PROFESSORS AND DER FEMALE POSTGRSDUATE STUDENTS
Prof. Tina Bara, Nadja Bournonville, Larissa Lackner, Barbara Proschak, Sandra Schubert;
Prof. Monica Bonvicini, Kim Bode, Tabea Marschall, Johanna Michel; Prof. Valérie Favre, Carola Ernst, Marlenen Hundt, Stella Meris; Prof. Friederike Feldmann, Charlotte Dualé, Shira Orion; Prof. Karin Sander, Jana Debrodt, Sophie Pompéry; Prof. Jorinde Voigt, Sanja Henning, Paula Hoffmann, Anne Pfeifer; Prof. Corinne Wasmuht, Lea Gocht, Johanna Wagner, Franziska Wolff; Prof. Ina Weber, Teresa Mayr
Haus Kunst Mitte
STARKES DUO presents for the first time eight renowned female art professors together with their female postgraduate students. The result is a cross-generational and medially diverse presentation in which established and emerging female artists enter into a dialogue.
The concept of the exhibition is based on questions that are highly topical for art and its institutions: Why do forms of discrimination against women, such as the gender pay gap and the gender show gap, still exist in the art world? How can the canon, which is still male-dominated to this day, be changed? And last but not least: (How) can art be taught and learned?
STRONG DUO represents the beginning of a new tradition. The invited professors were often pioneers who were the first women to be appointed to professorships in their fields. As a result, they became trailblazers for a new generation of students and opened up access to networks, art institutions, and markets for aspiring female artists. The exhibition shows that with the appointment of established women artists as professors, the artistic field is becoming more inclusive.
The focus is on the enormous range of individual artistic attitudes and forms of expression. The media spectrum ranges from painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance to sound and video works. The collaborative presentation emphasizes the flat hierarchies that promote artistic dialogue.
Last but not least, STARKES DUO makes the internationality of the Berlin art scene visible: for all exhibiting professors, Berlin as an international art city plays an important role in their careers; the exhibiting professors and master students have their roots in Argentina, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Haus Kunst Mitte