"herzwärts wild. Umbrüche 1982 – 97. Künstlerinnen aus der DDR"


The exhibition at the Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus (Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst) will show works by 18 female artists from the GDR from 18 December 2022 to 19 February 2023 with 20 loans from the Kunstsammlung der Berliner Volksbank.

In the 1980s, many female artists in the GDR drew attention to themselves by expressing changed perspectives of art in critical observations of social conditions. The questioning of state policies as well as the offensively formulated attitude towards the autonomy of the artist subject and her work were expressed. Women artists focused on the female body, often their own. They developed playful and at the same time pointed pictorial reflections of female identities and their self-staging.

Tina Bara, Annemirl Bauer, Ellen Fuhr, Angela Hampel, Ingrid Hartmetz, Sabine Herrmann, Uta Hünniger, Christa Jeitner, Helga Paris, Núria Quevedo, Christine Schlegel, Cornelia Schleime, Gabriele Stötzer, Erika Stürmer-Alex, Ulla Walter, Karla Woisnitza, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Doris Ziegler are the artists on show.