The SCHIRN is temporarily closed from 14 March until 19 April as a precau­tion

FANTASTIC WOMEN. SURREAL WORLDS FROM MERET OPPENHEIM TO FRIDA KAHLO

13 FEBRUARY 2020 – 24 MAY 2020

Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, nymphet, or wonderful dream creature—women were the central subject matter of Surrealist male fantasies. It was often only in the role of companion or model that female artists could succeed in penetrating the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the group of
Surrealists. However, on closer examination it becomes evident that the participation of women artists in the movement was considerably larger than is generally known or reported.

The SCHIRN is now presenting the female contribution to Surrealism for the first time in a major thematic exhibition. Female artists differed from their male colleagues above all in their reversal of perspective: They often embarked on a search for a (new) model of female identity by exploring their own reflection or by adopting different roles. Contemporary political events, literature, and non-European myths and religions are further subjects that the Surrealist women examine in their works. With some 260 impressive paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, and films by 34 international artists, the exhibition reflects a diverse spectrum in terms of both style and content. Besides famous female artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo or Meret Oppenheim, visitors will be able to discover countless unknown but exciting artistic positions from over three decades of Surrealist art, such as Alice Rahon or Kay Sage.

An exhibition of SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT, in coope­ra­tion with Loui­siana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.

A spectacular exhibition
ZDF HEUTE JOURNAL
An exceptional exhibition we’ll be talking about for a long time
HR INFO
The highlight of German museums this spring
GRAZIA
A magnificent show, full of astonishing discoveries
3SAT
Something truly special and which won’t be seen again in one place anytime soon
BILD

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

ONLINE TICKETS

Online tickets you have already purchased for the FANTASTSICHE FRAUEN (until May 24) and RICHARD JACKSON (until May 3) exhibitions remain valid for the entire duration of the shows. You can cancel your online tickets for both exhibitions if you can only visit the SCHIRN during the temporary closure period. To this end, please send us in writing to marketing@schirn.de the email address you used to purchase the ticket, the transaction number and your bank details. Advance sales for the coming exhibitions on MAGNETIC NORTH and CHAGALL continue as normal.

BOOKED GUIDED TOURS

We will contact you as soon as possible personally as regards the guided tour you have already booked for the FANTASTISCHE FRAUEN and RICHARD JACKSON exhibitions should these be affected by the temporary closure of the SCHIRN. If you have any questions relating to your planned guided tour please simply contact fuehrungen@schirn.de. We would like to thank you for your understanding that given the countless emails we are receiving there may at present be a delay in responding to your enquiry.

CONTACT

Should you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact marketing@schirn.de. . We would like to thank you for your understanding that given the countless emails we are receiving there may at present be a delay in responding to your enquiry.

SUPPORTED BY

KULTURFONDS FRANKFURT RHEINMAIN
DR. MARSCHNER STIFTUNG


PARTNER OF THE SCHIRN

BANK OF AMERICA

 
MEDIAPARTNER

FRAPORT
ARTE
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
VGF