Works from the 1980s
January 28 - March 26, 2011
Our exhibition features significant works from the 1980s by Nancy Spero which occupy a central position within the artist’s oeuvre. Through them, Spero discovered the path to her inimitable figurative vocabulary. She replaced the close correlation between text and image — primarily characterized by the 1970s period — with expressive female figures, the sole bearers of meaning. They function as hieroglyphs, into which all ideas are inscribed.
At the moment, one year after her death, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is honoring Spero with an in-depth retrospective. At the same time, Prestel is publishing Christopher Lyon’s extensive monograph, Nancy Spero: The Work, an eloquent, sensitive introduction to the complexity of Spero’s art.
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