me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation will present its first ever exhibition dedicated entirely to women artists, in a show entitled ‘Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection’, opening on 7 December 2014. With close to 60 artists, the exhibition represents a third of all women artists featured in the collection. The some 150 works on display in all manner of media stem from such respected artists as Helene Appel, Louise Bourgeois, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Klara Kristalova, Sükran Moral, Elizabeth Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Carolein Smit, to name but a few.
As one of the largest bed sizes, ‘queensize’ serves as the springboard for the exhibition, with the bed seen as a key existential site of human experience, a symbol of death and birth, temptation and eroticism, dreams and nightmares. The selected artists present us with their own distinctive view of human existence and of what makes us uniquely ourselves: our innermost being and innermost needs, our desires and passions. The display investigates the disparities between how we see ourselves and how others see us, and asks whether there really is such a thing as the specifically female view.
The exhibition is curated by Nicola Graef (documentary film producer and director) and Wolfgang Schoppmann (chief curator of the Olbricht Collection).
Ellen Altfest, Helene Appel, Monika Baer, Heike Baranowsky, Tina Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Katharina Bosse, Louise Bourgeois, Liz Craft, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Jeanne Dunning, Sylvie Fleury, Ceal Floyer, Maria Friberg, Katharina Fritsch, Hope Ginsburg, Jitka Hanzlová, Mona Hatoum, Laurie Hogin, Klara Kristalova, Makiko Kudo, Abigail Lane, Sherrie Levine, Sharon Lockhart, Teresa Margolles, Alex McQuilkin, Helen van Meene, Dawn Mellor, Sükran Moral, Sarah Morris, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Elizabeth Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Chloe Piene, Shannon Plumb, Bettina Rheims, Daniela Rossell, Collier Schorr, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Taryn Simon, Carolein Smit, Kiki Smith, Rebecca Stevenson, Kirsten Stoltmann, Anett Stuth, Paloma Varga Weisz, Katharina Wulff, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Tina Barney, The bridesmaids in pink, 1995 ©Tina Barney, Courtesy Janet Bordon, Inc., NYC
Elizabeth Peyton, Paul Peyton (Dad), 1995, Elizabeth Peyton
Louise Bourgeois, YES, 2004 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014
Marlene Dumas, Nobody´s baby, 2007, Courtesy of the artist