31 Women

Preview: 1 June, 6 – 9 pm

2 June – 31 July 2017


31 Women channels the pioneering spirit of the exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s New York gallery in 1943. Featuring the work of artists who participated in the first exhibition, 31 Women will combine work by successive generations of practitioners from the 1940s to the present day.

Taking cues from the transitional moment when Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism co-existed in 1940s New York, two thematic threads will be traced. The first privileging artistic positions embracing the psychological, instinctual and erotic, or which depend on notions of chance, the uncanny and accidental. The second establishing a continuity of formalist inquiry incorporating multiple modes of abstract mark making and production.