Making Space (until 13 August 2017) shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives—and for women artists, additionally, those relating to gender.
Image: Yayoi Kusama, No. F, 1959
Oil on canvas 41 1/2 x 52" (105.4 x 132.1 cm)
Sid R. Bass Fund