By Camille Morineau and Lucia Pesapane
Two notions intersect in the Women House exhibition in Paris (2017) and Washington (2018): a gender (female) and a space (the domestic sphere). The exhibition and this book reflect the complexity of possible points of view on the subject, which are not only feminist but also poetic and nostalgic. Women artists turn the house inside out: a symbol of isolation becomes a symbol of the construction of identity, the intimate becomes political, private space becomes public space and the body turns into a piece of architecture. According to different contexts and generations of artists, the house becomes a body-house, a homeland-house or even a world house. With works by, among others, Helena Almeida, Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Heidi Bucher, Lili Dujourie, Mona Hatoum, Zanele Muholi, Lucy Orta, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Valie Export and Rachel Whiteread.
Published by Manuella Editions, 2018
Hardcover, 208 pages with color and black & white images throughout
Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (31.11 x 24.13 cm)