The exhibition juxtaposes works by 19 Danish and foreign artists altogether; they were in no way inferior to their male colleagues in terms of artistic skills and others could easily have been included. Several of the artists will be largely unknown to the public. Some of them were official members of the Cobra movement; a few were rejected; several worked in the shadow of their husbands; while others hovered on the periphery but formed part of the international avant-garde artists’ community and network around Cobra.
With the exhibition CoBrA, Museum Jorn aims to explore the roles and conditions of women artists in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s as well as the structures and criteria that led to their position in relation to Cobra.
The following artists are represented on the exhibition:
Else Alfelt (Denmark), Grete Balle(Denmark), Inge Bendixen (Denmark), Kujahn Blask (Germany/Denmark), Christine Boumeester (France), Ferdi (Netherland), Sonja Ferlov Mancoba (Denmark), Else Fischer-Hansen (Denmark), Elna Fonnesbech-Sandberg (Denmark), Lotti van der Gaag (Netherland), Anneliese Hager (GErmany), Mille Heerup (Denmark), Frieda Hunziker (Netherland), Madeleine Kemény-Szemere (Switzerland/Hungary), Grete-Inge Petersen (Denmark), Henny Riemens (Netherland), Agnete Therkildsen (Denmark), Anna Thommesen (Denmark) og Dora Tuynman (Netherland).
The exhibnition is supported by:
Knud Højgaards Fond, Arne V. Schlechs Fond, Augustinus Fonden, the New Carlsberg Foundation and Aage and Johanne Louis Hansens. Jyske Bank is main sponsor for Museum Jorn.