when you think of pop art you always think of male artists, right? andy warhol, roy lichtenstein, david hockney, peter blake... to name just a few.
in vienna until 20 february 2011 there is an exhibition called 'power up' being shown at the kunsthalle wien (in the museums quartier). the exhibition is about rediscovering female pop artists and is showing various works by 9 outstanding women (dorothy iannone, evelyne axell, sister corita, christa dichgans, kiki kogelnik, rosalyn drexler, jann haworth, marisol and niki de saint phalle).
i went to the exhibition today and i loved it. as you enter you hear 'push it' by salt & pepper playing loudly in the stairwell. it seemed a fitting way to start the exhibition.
if you can you should go!
p.s. i did actually try to take a picture inside but i got caught! doh.