Nancy Spero

7 June – 25 August 2019

Nancy Spero (1926–2009) is one of the most significant figures in post-war American art. She engages in a complex way with existential aspects of what it means to be human. War and violence play a role in her work, as do injustices in gender relations. Female figures are her most important expressive means, with Spero taking up traditional image types and re-combining them. The exterior form of many of her works is also unusual. Spero makes use of long strips of paper which she paints, collages, and prints with self-made figurative stamps. Ten years after her death, Museum Folkwang is presenting a large-scale survey exhibition dedicated to this fascinating artist, with around 80 works, including works on paper, paintings, and installations.

Supported by Terra Foundation for American Art

Nancy Spero
P.E.A.C.E., Heliopter, Mother + Childeren, 1968
© The Nancy Spero and Leon Glolub Foundation for the Arts, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018