A fantastic exhibition about the emancipation of women in the roaring twenties is to discover in Paris, in the Luxembourg Museum from March 2 to July 10, 2022.
The essential role of women
This exhibition highlights the women who were able, for the first time at the beginning of the 20th century, to have access to the great art schools and artistic education that had until then been reserved for men. Through the presentation of paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, textile and literary works, this exhibition proposes to highlight the essential role of women in the development of the great artistic movements of modernity. These pioneers, such as Tamara de Lempicka, Sonia Delaunay, Tarsila do Amaral or even Chana Orloff, born at the end of the 19th or the very beginning of the 20th century, finally entered the great art schools that had until then been reserved for men.
They continue to influence even today
During these short-lived Roaring Twenties, many of them stayed in Paris for a few weeks or a few years. These “new women” are the first to be able to be recognized as artists, to own a studio, a gallery or a publishing house, to run workshops in art schools, to represent naked bodies, whether male or feminine. They are the first to have the opportunity to dress as they wish, to live their sexuality whatever it is, to choose their husband or not to marry. Their life and their body, of which they are the first to claim full ownership, are the tools of their work, which they reinvent in all materials, on all media. The interdisciplinarity and performativity of their creation have influenced entire generations of artists and continue to influence even today.
In Paris in the 1920s, the Latin Quarter, Montparnasse and Montmartre were the places of all the exuberance and all the freedoms: fertile ground for these women who wanted to conquer the world of the arts. The exhibition, very complete, offers a global vision of the emancipation of these women of the Roaring Twenties. We find all the struggles that animated the feminist and feminine classes – and struggles that still continue today, a century later. .
From March 2, 2022 to July 10, 2022
Luxembourg Museum 19, rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris