Major exhibition of female artists at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo includes Carmen Herrera
6 April 2021
'Another Energy' at Mori Art Museum focuses on 16 female artists in their 70s or older, from across the world, who continue to embark on new challenges. Ranging in age from 71-105 with their careers spanning over 50 years, they are originally from 14 different countries, and equally diverse in their current locations. They share a steadfast determination to pursue their own creative path with unshakable conviction.
Showcasing their wide array of works, from paintings, video, sculptures, to large-scale installations and performances, this exhibition contemplates the nature of the special strength - "Another Energy" - of these women who have all persevered against all odds throughout their long-standing careers.
Five works by Carmen Herrera are on view, including Angulo Rojo (2017-2018). The work is part of her Estructuras series, which are based on paintings really "crying out to become sculpture". The Estructuras represent a rare break in Herrera's insistent planarity and the two dimensionality of her paintings. She began the sketches and preparations for her Estructuras (Structures) in the late 1960s, and continues to make them today.
Artists in the exhibition also include Etel Adnan, Phyllida Barlow, Anna Boghiguian, Miriam Cahn, Lili Dujourie, Anna Bella Geiger, Beatriz González, Kim Soun-Gui, Suzanne Lacy, Mishima Kimiyo, Miyamoto Kazuko, Senga Nengudi, Nunung WS, Arpita Singh and Robin White.
The exhibition is on view from 22 April – 26 September 2021.
Read more about the exhibition here.