10 NOVEMBER 2023–11 FEBRUARY 2024
Nan Hoover, Two and a half months, 1972
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Copyright Nan Hoover Foundation, Courtesy Sebastian Fath Contemporary

Nan Hoover (1931-2008), Anneliese Hager (1904-1997) and Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) are three female artists who achieved recognition in the art world late in life and today are among the most important representatives of their time. Thus, the unjustly lacking recognition of their respective oeuvre forms the core of the exhibition.

Nan Hoover was one of the pioneers of international light, video and performance art. Her early paintings, most of which have never been exhibited, revolve around the relationship between the sexes and sexuality and are close to Pop Art in terms of color and formal language.

Anneliese Hager (1904-1997), one of only three women and the only photographer to exhibit in the now legendary CoBrA exhibition in Amsterdam in 1949. She was a gifted surrealist poet and often combined her photograms, which she made with everyday household objects, with her own poetic texts.

Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) is today one of the most important female artists of the 20th century. In the 1980s, she developed her so-called body-awareness pictures, analyses of bodily feelings, with which she became the forerunner of feminist body art.