13 February – 25 April 2010
Lee Lozano (1930–1999) belongs to the generation of artists who were active in New York in the 1960s and early 1970s. She was a seminal figure on the largely male-dominated art scene.
Curator: Iris Müller-Westermann
Within merely twelve years, Lozano produced radical, often provocative, independent and multifaceted works, verging on pop art, minimalism and conceptual art, but always in her own way. When Lozano left the New York art scene in the early 1970s with her Drop Out Piece, her style had developed through a rapid succession of phases. Towards the end of the 1960s, she abandoned painting entirely, in favour of conceptual art in the form of text-based investigations, Language Pieces. Unlike many of her male colleagues, Lee Lozano never received the recognition she deserved and is therefore still relatively unknown. Among other aspects, her relevance lies in the way she challenged both female and male stereotypes.
Moderna Museet’s retrospective exhibition aims to highlight Lee Lozano and present her oeuvre for the first time to a Nordic audience. The exhibition is produced by Moderna Museet.