2018 is women’s year at Kunst Museum Winterthur. Alongside alternating solo shows, the thematic special exhibition Women shows the artistic depiction of the female over time, juxtaposed with groundbreaking contemporary works. The way women were perceived and depicted by male artists has dominated the art world for hundreds of years, with few exceptions. But ever since women’s rights have become an agenda, female artists have continuously gained ground, setting up their easel (or camera) at a much different angle, so to speak. Pipilotti Rist’s renowned video I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much (1986), for example, shows an overactive, puppet-like dance underscored by a Beatles’ song, during which both pictures and sound are distorted to the point where the performance becomes both unsettling and abstruse.

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