03 October 2020 – 28 March 2021
Nice, France

In the early 1960’s, paper heroines emerge from the comics plates to explore a forbidden world. Their names are Barbarella, Jodelle, Pravda la survireuse (Pravda the motorized survivor)… They are free, powerful and sensual such as the Amazons. Born out of a teenage culture, they emboy a new ideal that will be the starting point for an unprecedented social and sexual revolution.

For the first time on this scale, She-Bam Pow POP Wizz! tells us the open story of a generation of European and North American women who contributed with bold and flamboyance, to a less famous side of international Pop Art. For MAMAC 30th anniversary, this exhibition highlights a major axis of its collection – the face to face between New Realism and Pop Art – and one of its charismatic figures: the Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. In her wake, it is the essential contribution of female artists to Pop Art history that is shown here.

Artists and Amazons: Evelyne AXELL, BARBARELLA, Brigitte BARDOT, Marion BARUCH, Pauline BOTY, Martine CANNEEL, Lourdes CASTRO, Judy CHICAGO, CHRYSSA, France CRISTINI, Christa DICHGANS, Rosalyn DREXLER, Giosetta FIORONI, Jane FONDA, Ruth FRANCKEN, Ángela GARCÍA, Jann HAWORTH, Dorothy IANNONE, JODELLE, Jacqueline DE JONG, Sister Corita KENT, Kiki KOGELNIK, Kay KURT, Nicola L., Ketty LA ROCCA, Natalia LL, Milvia MAGLIONE, Lucia MARCUCCI, Marie MENKEN, Marilyn MONROE, Louise NEVELSON, Isabel OLIVER CUEVAS, Yoko ONO, Ulrike OTTINGER, Emma PEEL, PRAVDA la survireuse, Martha ROSLER, Niki de SAINT PHALLE, Carolee SCHNEEMANN, Marjorie STRIDER, STURTEVANT, Hannah WILKE, May WILSON.

During the month of October 2020 on awarewomenartists.com you will find focuses 3 times a week on the artists of the exhibition She-Bam Pow POP Wizz! Les Amazones du Pop, thanks to the partnership with AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions).

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Crédits : Kiki Kogelnik, Miss Universe, 1963, Huile et acrylique sur toile, 152.15 × 121.92 cm ; Courtesy Galerie Natalie Seroussi, © 1963 Kogelnik Foundation. Droits réservés

Source: https://www.mamac-nice.org/en/exposition/she-bam-pow-pop-wizz-the-amazons-of-pop/