Three solo exhibitions by women artists at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

MONTREAL.- From February 2 to April 22, 2012, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is presenting three solo exhibitions by women artists of the same generation: Ghada Amer, Valérie Blass and Wangechi Mutu. All three share an interest in the body, sexualized and hybrid depictions of human and animal figures, materiality and references to art history and pop culture. The particular layouts of these exhibitions invite visitors to discover the unique approach of each artist. Multidisciplinary artist Ghada Amer is mainly known for abstract paintings that both conceal and reveal the bodies of naked women behind “drippings” of interwoven coloured threads. Inspired by iconic images from art history and pop culture, her works deal with subjects as delicate and personal as erotic pleasure and love, and offer an unconventional view of women in art. The fascination exerted by Amer’s work springs from her way of pittin