Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop

Exhibitions & Museums

Cooking Cleaning Caring, Care Work in the Arts since 1960

October 22, 2023–March 3, 2024

In cooperation with researchers from the Institute of Art History at the Ruhr University Bochum, the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop is showing a group exhibition exploring the historical as well as current questions in artistic discourses on care work.

The works presented in Cooking Cleaning Caring. Care Work in the Arts since 1960 bring together videos, photographs, installations and paintings by international artists. It engages with the social, economic and political significance as well as the visibility of a form of work that is mostly performed by women. Thus, for the first time, an overview of the artistic exploration of care work in a global context is created, which also includes the specific local perspective of the Ruhr region as a "region of work".

Birgit Jürgenssen, Hausfrauen-Küchenschürze, 1974/2014s/w Fotografien auf Barytpapier© Birgit Jürgenssen, Estate Birgit Jürgenssen / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023; Courtesy Galerie Hubert Winter

Artists

Chantal Akerman, Mirella Bentivoglio, Tomaso Binga, Helen Chadwick, Cine Mujer, Anna Daučíková, Renate Eisenegger, Sandra Eleta, VALIE EXPORT, Milli Gandini, Eulàlia Grau, Lourdes Grobet, Krystyna Gryczełowska, Hackney Flashers, Mako Idemitsu, Natalia Iguiñiz, Ana Victoria Jiménez, Jinran Ha, Birgit Jürgenssen, Anna Kutera, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Lea Lublin, Ingeborg Lüscher, Karin Mack, Carmen Maura, Gunvor Nelson & Dorothy Wiley, Letícia Parente, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Polvo de Gallina Negra, Margaret Raspé, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Betye Saar, Anna Schölß, Marcia Schvartz, Mariuccia Secol, See Red Women's Workshop, Mary Sibande, Annegret Soltau, Gabriele Stötzer, Rosemarie Trockel, Zsuzsi Ujj, Gabriele Voss & Christa Donner.

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Rosemarie Trockel, Trauma, 1992Eisen, enamelilliert, 4 Kochplatten, Privatsammlung© Rosemarie Trockel und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023 / Photo: Timo Ohler

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Natalia Iguiñiz, La Otra (Die Andere), 2001, Fotoserie, 13-teilig, Fotochromdruck, ©Natalia Iguiñiz