The Amazons Are Back for a Summer of Pop Art in France

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On the occasion of the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de Nice’s 30th anniversary, the She-Bam Pow Pop Wizz! The Amazons of Pop exhibition plunges back on a strong axis of Nice history: the face-off between France and the United States and movements of appropriation between New Realism and Pop.


Behind the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, the emblematic figure of the museum’s collection, a whole generation  (European and North American) of amazons of  art is being honored. This exhibition redraws for the first time in France, and in Europe, the history of a female generation who, between 1961 and 1973, contributed to the history of Pop Art.


This  new  historical  and  cultural  perspective,  echoing  contemporary societal issues, confirms the museum’s mission of research and its contribution to an updated vision of the POP Art.


The exhibition has been extended until August 29, 2021, to  allow the public to discover these flamboyant  "Amazons" and the unique rereading of the Pop Art canon.


List of artists and amazons include: Évelyne AXELL, Brigitte BARDOT, Marion BARUCH, Pauline BOTY, Martine CANNEEL, Lourdes CASTRO, Judy  CHICAGO,  Sister  CORITA  Kent,  France  CRISTINI,  Christa  DICHGANS,  Rosalyn  DREXLER,  Jane FONDA,  Ruth  FRANCKEN,  Giosetta  FIORONI,  Ángela    GARCÍA,  Jann  HAWORTH,  Dorothy IANNONE, Jacqueline  DE  JONG,  Kiki  KOGELNIK,  Kay  KURT,  Nicola  L,  Natalia  LL,  Ketty  LA  ROCCA,  Milvia MAGLIONE,  Marie MENKEN,  Lucia  MARCUCCI,  Louise  NEVELSON,  Isabel  OLIVER,  Yoko  ONO,  Ulrike OTTINGER,  Martha  ROSLER,  Niki  de  SAINT  PHALLE,  Carolee  SCHNEEMANN,  Marjorie STRIDER, STURTEVANT, Hannah WILKE, and May WILSON, among others.



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