previews

  • La Grande Madre

    Fondazione Nicola Trussardi and Palazzo Reale
    Milan

    Curated by Massimiliano Gioni

    For this exhibition, Gioni will flood the Palazzo Reale with the work of more than 120 artists, all under the umbrella of one “Great Mother.” While the roster is not limited to a single gender, the show, which also revives a legendary but unrealized proposal by Harald Szeemann, focuses on the active role of women—from the historical avant-garde through the present—in defining modernity. It features artists who delve into personal mythologies (Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Dorothy Iannone, for example) and those who challenge hierarchies of power (Joan Jonas, Sturtevant, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel). The Great Mother today is seen in Camille Henrot’s Grosse Fatigue, 2013, a video that describes the creation of the universe as the primal creative act of generating life. Translated from Italian by Marguerite Shore.