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Frieze Masters 2023 launches Modern Women: a new section curated by AWARE

Emilie Charmy, Colette circa, 1920. Oil on canvas, 89 x 146 cm © Galerie Bernard Bouche. Picture : A.Ricci – Frieze Masters 2023 launches Modern Women

Frieze Masters 2023 launches Modern Women: a new section curated by AWARE- To mark its 11th anniversary, in 2023 Frieze Masters will feature a new curated section entitled Modern Women, entirely dedicated to women artists’ work created between 1880 and 1980, curated by Camille Morineau (co-founder and scientific director of AWARE – Archives of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibitions) and AWARE.

Frieze Week London will return to Regent’s Park between October 11th and 15th 2023. Frieze Masters will feature a brand new curated section created by AWARE, a non-profit association which has been working, since its creation in 2014, to shed light on women artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Modern Women spans 1880-1980, a century that begins with the first wave of feminism in Europe and the US and covers the 1970s, integrating second-wave feminism and the beginnings of feminist art. A section devoted entirely to women artists, it breaks with the idea of modernism as single, linear, and progressive and builds on landmark feminist exhibitions. Our aim is to present modernities, and to reframe the modern by encompassing a century of creation through a multitude of points of view realised in a broad range of media: painting, sculpture, textile, computer art and photography. The works range from the non-political to the overtly activist. The section progresses through interweavings of different narratives, from figurative to abstract, to feminist.

The section curated by Camille Morineau, in collaboration with Matylda Taszycka and Eléonore Besse of the AWARE team, will feature the following artists: Emilie Charmy – Galerie Bernard Bouche, Ethel Walker – Piano Nobile, Tarsila do Amaral – Almedia e Dale, Paule Vézalay – England & Co, Vera Molnár – Vintage Galeria, Maria Lai – M77, Anna Eva Bergman – Perrotin, Kangja Jung – Arario, Faith Ringgold – ACA Galleries, Lisetta Carmi – Ciaccia Levi, Martini & Ronchetti.

About Camille Morineau

Camille Morineau is co-founder and Research Director of AWARE. Graduate of the École normale supérieure and the Institut national du patrimoine, she has worked for twenty years in public cultural institutions in France, including ten years as curator of the contemporary collections at the Centre Georges Pompidou. She curated many exhibitions there, notably elles@centrepompidou (2009-2011), dedicated solely to women artists from the museum’s collection. From 2016 to October 2019, she was director of exhibitions and collections at La Monnaie de Paris. In 2022, Camille Morineau curated Pionnières. Artistes dans le Paris des années folles at the Musée du Luxembourg.


Eléonore Besse, Camille Morineau and Matylda Taszycka © Margot Montigny

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research & Exhibitions is a non-profit association founded in 2014, which works to make women artists of the 19th and 20th centuries visible by producing and sharing bilingual (French/English) content about their work free of charge on its website. This online resource currently contains over 1,000 biographical texts and attracts up to 100,000 visits a month. AWARE represents a diversity of voices, with texts written by some 450 researchers, curators, feminist art historians, art critics and activists from all over the world. In order to widely disseminate research on women artists, AWARE also organizes colloquia, roundtables and seminars in collaboration with institutions, universities, museums and other independent structures internationally, and edits its own

AWARE headquarters are in the Villa Vassilieff in the Montparnasse district in Paris, where the artist Marie Vassilieff had her studio in the 1910s. In this highly symbolic space, AWARE has set up a research center devoted entirely dedicated to women artists and feminist art, and hosts events, meetings and school workshops. @awarewomenart



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