First Retrospective Dedicated to the Work of Nancy Spero in France at Centre Pompidou


PARIS.- The Centre Pompidou will hold the first retrospective dedicated to the work of Nancy Spero in France. Presented from 13 October 2010 to 10 January 2011, it gathers sixty drawings in homage to the American artist who died last year at the age of 83. The exhibition, which will be shown in both the Gallery of Graphic Art and the Museum Gallery, chronologically displays the work of an engaged artist. Nancy Spero created a woman who is both a protagonist and a driving force of history, along the lines of the feminine model she defended. In 1966, she definitively abandoned painting on canvas, a medium she considered too “masculine,” and renewed her practice of graphic art utilizing simple procedures and materials: she photocopied, enlarged and modified her images, which she reworked and redrew with an ink pen and then cut out. The figures thus obtained are often incorporated into long strips of