Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
March 13 – September 4, 2016
Reception: March 13, 2-6 pm
For its inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel presents Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016, a group exhibition including nearly 100 artworks by 34 artists. Revolution in the Making examines the contributions of women in abstract sculpture, emphasizing the ways that women have expanded and advanced the aesthetic and material terms of the field. These contributions, too many to name here or anywhere else, include the foregrounding of the artist’s hand, the integration of found and recycled materials, the inclusion and celebration of material imperfection, and innovative forms of display and arrangement. Revolution in the Making is co-curated by Paul Schimmel, former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, now Partner and Vice President at Hauser & Wirth, and Jenni Sorkin, art historian, critic, and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016 includes work by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Ruth Asawa, Phyllida Barlow, Lynda Benglis, Karla Black, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Heidi Bucher, Abigail DeVille, Claire Falkenstein, Gego, Isa Genzken, Sonia Gomes, Françoise Grossen, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Cristina Iglesias, Rachel Khedoori, Yayoi Kusama, Liz Larner, Anna Maria Maiolino, Marisa Merz, Senga Nengudi, Louise Nevelson, Lygia Pape, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Mira Schendel, Lara Schnitger, Shinique Smith, Jessica Stockholder, Michelle Stuart, Kaari Upson, Hannah Wilke, and Jackie Winsor.