11/10/2023 – 04/28/2024
Kunsthalle Mannheim


Nan Hoover, Anneliese Hager and Maria Lassnig are women artists who expressed themselves experimentally and innovatively in various media. They were interested in alienation effects, body perception, and reflections about time and space. All three explored Surrealism early on and found their own individual visual language in different ways: the common denominator is a preoccupation with light, space and the body, as well as the existential question of self-perception and one’s place in the world.

While American Hoover was one of the pioneers of international light, video and performance art and produced a surprising painterly early oeuvre close to pop art, Hager, who is one of the most interesting female photographers of the 20th century, remains very little known. Today, Austrian painter Lassnig is one of the most important female artists of the 20th century, but she only achieved her international breakthrough late – in the 1980s. 

The unjustly lacking recognition of the work of female artists forms the core of the concern of the exhibition Hoover Hager Lassnig. The Kunsthalle focuses on three women artists whose work is at least worth rediscovering.

Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim

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More on the book Nan Hoover – Anneliese Hager – Maria Lassnig can be found here.

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