Zacheta Museum, Warsaw Poland
artists: Marina Abramovic, Samuel Beckett, Vanessa Beecroft, Valie Export, Barbara Hammer, Marek Konieczny, Birgit Jürgenssen, Sigalit Landau, Dominik Lejman, Zbigniew Libera, Klara Lidén, Sarah Lucas, Jacek Malinowski, Ana Mendieta, Duane Michals, Magdalena Moskwa, Clifford Owens, Friederike Pezold, Adam Rzepecki, Santiago Sierra, Alina Szapocznikow, Betty Tompkins, Hannah Wilke
curator Maria Brewinska
9/1 -10/19 2014
Dinter Fine Arts
An online project. in 2003, I sent around an email that said "I am considering doing another series of pieces using images of women comprised of words. I would appreciate your help in developing the vocabulary. Please send me a list of words that describe women. They can be affectionate (honey), pejorative (bitch), slang, descriptive, etc. The words don't have to be in English but I need as accurate a translation as possible. Many, many thanks,
I received over 1500 words and phrases in seven languages. There were some that were repeated over and over. In January, 2013, I again sent out a request. i received thousands of words and phrases in many languages. Many people wrote short anecdotes. I was interested to see that while some words had made a comeback in ten years such as TART, the four most repeated words remained CUNT, SLUT, BITCH, and MOTHER.
August 16 - September 7, 2013
It is a great honor and pleasure to present Independents, a selection of 8 prominent contemporary female, American based, artists working with different media and strategies, who are all innovators, independents and pioneers within their field.
Independents is a celebration of the free thinker, the avant-garde and the unique way that art can change our perception of the world.
Jenny Holzer, Sarah Braman, Elizabeth Peyton, Alicia McCarthy, Betty Tompkins, Hanna Liden, Katherine Bernhardt, Margaret Kilgallen.
Fuck Paintings at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
February 16 - March 17, 2012
Betty Tompkins started painting large scale, photorealistic, detailed images of penetration, masturbation or the female genitalia in 1969.
Her intent from the start was to have two disparate elements in order that "the abstract and the sexual content - coexist equally in the work." Or as she says : " I realized that if I cut off all the identifiers - heads, hands, feet, etc. - I could create these beautiful abstract images out of the part of the photograph that was most compelling which, of course, was the explicit sex part. »
F/ilthyGorgeousTh/ings/ Interview with Betty Tompkins
by Christina Voss.
Betty Tompkins paints gorgeous photorealistic works of art on a monumental scale, all explicit, detailed images of penetration, masturbation, and the female genitalia. Her first Fuck Painting was created back in 1969, and after a group show in the early 1970's, they were more or less left untouched by critics and dealers, seemingly due to their visual content. In 2003, the Centre Pompidou acquired Fuck Painting #1, and since then, there's been a new appreciation for the power, poignancy, and sheer beauty of her work.