Dreamers Awake. White Cube Bermondsy until 17th Sept.

"Siren" Kiki Smith.

 

South gallery 1:

"Siren" by Kiki Smith, sublime gentle sentinal lures me on. Spinning to take in the first room of gallery one.The room is filled with the spirit of Louise Bourgeois from the Kiki Smith to Maria Bartuszova's "Rebound Torso".

  

Mari Bartuszova: "Rebound Torso".

Louise Bourgeos / Tracy Emin adulterated Bourgeois print.

Like and very unlike Jake and Dinos chapman's Defiled Goya "Insult to injury". Defiled but considered, the Chapmans' work differs greatly in intentionallity Emin's doodles do not offend they neither add nor detract from Bourgeois' ruddy ochre washes laden with an intense personal sexuality. Emin neuters.

Dorothea Tanning.
Agnes Mordus (Agnes Mordus par des Singes) 1962

Women artists. There is no such thing – or person. It’s just as much a contradiction in terms as “man artist” or “elephant artist.” You may be a woman and you may be an artist; but the one is a given and the other is you.
                                  – Dorothea Tanning, 1990 

Rachel Kneebone. "Shield IV" 2010

Rosemarie Trockel: "Death, so adjustable" 2014/2017

Mona Hatoum: "Jardin Public."

Berlinde de Bruyckere.

The whole show is elegantly and intelligently curated by Susanna Greeves.  The show is littered with homages to Bourgeois, others sharing her common themes and materials. Apart from this there is a plethora of unworldly delights, a huge collection from 1930's 'till now and on. Films on the Artists Clauda Cahun (Love/other) and Maya Deren (Sink) made by Barbara Hammer. Over 50 women Artists are represented.

An apt and succinct collection of work, everything but Marina Abramovic, Siobhan Hapaska et al. A taste at least of what has been what is and what will be.