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).
Rita Ackermann, Ellen Altfest, Helene Appel, Monika Baer, Tina Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Katharina Bosse, Louise Bourgeois, Ulla von Brandenburg, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Sylvie Fleury, Hope Ginsburg, Jitka Hanzlová, Mona Hatoum, Almut Heise, Laurie Hogin, Klara Kristalova, Makiko Kudo, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Abigail Lane, Sharon Lockhart, Teresa Margolles, Alex McQuilkin, Hellen van Meene, Dawn Mellor, Marilyn Minter, Sükran Moral, Elizabeth Peyton, Patricia Piccinini, Chloe Piene, Bettina Rheims, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Taryn Simon, Carolein Smit, Anj Smith, Kiki Smith, Rebecca Stevenson, Kirsten Stoltmann, Anett Stuth, Paloma Varga Weisz, Katharina Wulff, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Lisa Yuskavag