Exhibition - Battle of the Sexes, Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, GERMANY


Battle of the Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo  Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, GERMANY

The exhibition “Battle of the Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo” will shed light on the artistic investigation of gender roles from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. The traditional definition of male and female as active/passive, rational/emotional, culture/nature was heavily debated in modern art: many artists presented their viewers with overstated gender characteristics and cemented stereotypical role models in their works. Others challenged established clichés and endeavoured to subvert them with strategies such as irony, exaggeration, masquerade and blending. Featuring a selection of some 140 works of painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography and film, the large-scale exhibition project aims to single out the especially concise artistic positions and open up a dialogue between them.

 The Lee Miller Archives is contributing 9 loans of her work to this exhibition.