June 6 - September 11, 2024
The Female Gaze | Der weibliche Blick
DIE GALERIE, Frankfurt am Main

With the exhibition The Female Gaze, DIE GALERIE encourages the viewer to venture a change of perspective. The group exhibition featuring twelve female artists draws the attention to female positions in art. The "female gaze" can be understood as a term for a women-specific view both in terms of art production and in relation to the representation of women in art.


The international exhibition presents sculptures by Beate Debus and Sonja Edle von Hoeßle, an installation by Monika Linhard, photographs by Ann-Christine Woehrl as well as paintings and drawings by Rissa, Chunqing Huang, Kim Du Rye, Lita Cabellut, Cathalijn Wouters, Regina Götz, Amy Ernst and Leonor Fini. The juxtaposition of female artists from the gallery with new faces brings together a wide range of different styles, materials and techniques; abstraction and figuration interact with each other and result into new, surprising synergies. Also thematically, the involved artists express individual positions: From the investigation of self-identity to the exploration of the female body in painting and sculpture, from the connection with nature and the environment to the examination of foreign civilisations and socially sensitive women's topics all the way to self-expression through gestural abstraction, each artist directs her attention to very individual fields of interest. The abundance of artistic media in which the artists express their creativity contributes to an extremely diverse and multifaceted presentation. The exhibition at DIE GALERIE reflects the richness and versatility of female art and clearly demonstrates that there is no such thing as a singular "female gaze".


The exhibition will be opened on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at DIE GALERIE.



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Highlight of the month

Roberto Matta

Oil on canvas
140 x 200 cm

Roberto Matta, born in 1911 in Chile, is one of the most important and idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century. After completing his architectural studies in his homeland, Matta came to Paris in 1933, where he worked in the studio of Le Corbusier and quickly established contacts within the Surrealist circle. In 1938, he participated in the International Exhibition of Surrealism and, like many of his fellow painters, went into exile in New York in 1939.

Like André Masson and Max Ernst, he exerted significant influence on the evolving American Abstract Expressionism. In his paintings of the 1940s, Matta created interior landscapes – "inscapes" – featuring apocalyptic and cosmological panoramas of crystalline transparency. The work method that he developed at the time involved merging the Surrealist automatic structures and the color progressions of the background with a thus inspired and resultant apparitional, non-concrete scenery.

After World War Two ended and he returned from exile, settling first in Rome and then Tarquinia, Matta's pictorial panoramas increasingly featured anthropomorphic machine organisms populating a technoid environmental sphere. Matta's artistic exploration of the rapid advances in science and his open political and philosophical positions led to increasingly complex, large-format, and epically expansive compositions. Matta died in 2002 in Italy.