31: Women

(Exhibition Concept after Marcel Duchamp, 1943)
Works from the Daimler Art Collection 1930–2020

until June 27th 2021
Daimler Contemporary temporarily closed
Daimler Contemporary Berlin
Duchamp and the WomenArtists videos

›31: Women‹, the Daimler Art Collection’s new Berlin show, references two groundbreaking presentations held at Peggy Guggenheim’s New York gallery Art of This Century, the Exhibition by 31 Women, 1943, and The Women, 1945. Initiator and co-curator was Guggenheim’s friend and advisor, the artist Marcel Duchamp. These were the first exhibitions in the United States that focused, to this extent, exclusively on women artists. The women represented a young generation, from eleven different countries. In terms of content, representatives of Surrealism found themselves alongside abstract painters, Dada-influenced artists and previously unknown new trends.

Taking its lead from these important founding documents of feminist art history, the exhibition 31: Women, with some sixty works from the Daimler Art Collection, brings two longstanding emphases of the collection into sharper focus. The concentration on leading female figures in twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and the research and projects conducted since 2016 on Duchamp, curatorial practice, and the readymade. Our ›31: Women‹ show begins, in historical terms, with works from the Bauhaus and concrete art traditions, moves on to European and American movements such as Zero and Minimalism, and then broadens the horizon with younger artists from India, South Africa, Nigeria, Chile, Israel, the United States, and other countries. The exhibition brings together early feminist trends and global perspectives of contemporary art in surprising constellations and thematic stagings. 

Curator: Renate Wiehager

Two new publications accompany the exhibition and can be acquired at the exhibition space Daimler Contemporary at a Special Price.

Marcel Duchamp: The curatorial work

Marcel Duchamp. The Women. Les Femmes. Die Frauen. Las Mucheres

As part of the the Exhibition commissioned Artist Portraits by painter Marcus Neufanger will be on view.




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    Exhibition Tour: Hybrids, Transculturality, and New Concepts
    Sonia Khurana, Zanele Muholi, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Berni Searle, Lerato Shadi, Adejoke Tugbiyele
    Artistic positions that deal with postcolonialism, feminism and a contemporary perspective on identity politics and gender constructions form a central focus of this tour.

    Prior Registration via Email is required: art.collection@daimler.com. Maximum 12 participants and face-masks are mandatory.
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    Exhibition Tour: Bodies, Cycles, Identities
    Ulrike Flaig, Beate Günther, Isabell Heimerdinger, Tamara K.E., Charlotte Moorman, Nnenna Okore, Berni Searle, Adejoke Tugbiyele
    The tour opens up a conceivably broad spectrum of both controversial and complementary themes: feminine archetypes, cosmic rhythms and cycles of individual life, dance and aggression, war and wounding, identity change and role-playing.

    A second tour on the same topic will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Prior Registration via Email is required: art.collection@daimler.com. Maximum 12 participants and face-masks are mandatory.



    Kunsthalle Göppingen

    The Duchamp-Effect. Readymade

    Works from the Daimler Art Collection at the Kunsthalle Göppingen
    December 11th 2016 — February 26th 2017
    Daimler Contemporary temporarily closed
    Daimler Contemporary Berlin

    Duchamp as Curator

    Marcel Duchamp’s Curatorial Practice: His Work, Contemporary Exhibitions, Museums, Private Collections and Publications
    Symposium at Daimler Contemporary Berlin
    April 25th — 26th 2017
    Daimler Contemporary temporarily closed
    Daimler Contemporary Berlin

    On the Subject of the Ready-Made

    or Using a Rembrandt as an Ironing Board
    Works from the Daimler Art Collection selected by Bethan Huws on the occasion of 100 years of the ready-made

    November 25th 2016 — May 14th 2017
    Daimler Contemporary temporarily closed
    Details Duchamp as Curator

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