Opening this weekend Manchester City Gallery of Art presents Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism. The exhibition will continue until January 10.
"Angels of Anarchy is the first major exhibition in Europe to explore the crucial role that women artists played in the surrealist art movement.The exhibition features over 150 artworks, including paintings, photography, sculpture and surreal objects, created by three generations of artists from around the globe.The 32 artists are some of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, including Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim and Leonora Carrington. These were radical, revolutionary women whose work still inspires, and sometimes shocks, today."
The exhibition features works of women that were often overlooked in the predominently male Surrealist circle. Many of whom either worked alongside Duchamp or were influenced by him (and vice versa). The exhibition is curated by Dr Patricia Allmer, MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University.