ARTS & CULTURE
05/23/2013 02:44 pm ET

'HERstories' Exhibition Celebrates Female Artists Of Past And Present (PHOTOS)

Bonner Kunstverein

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Germany's Bonner Kunstverein is looking back on its rich history, or rather HERstory.

The new exhibition will track the progress of female artists from the AbEx machismo of the 1960s to the contemporary moment. A series of paintings, puppets, wallpaper and sex toys show the multifarious and transformative contributions of female artists.

Featured artists include Turner Prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd, whose purposefully naive puppet shows joyously teeter on chaos. Also featured is Suse Weber, whose self-described "emblematic sculptures" incorporate the audience as a material by controlling the spacial and temporal aspects of looking.

Rather than simply revisiting the selected artists, "HERstories" will ask how feminism has altered art history and art making. Has the emergence of a feminist identity changed the way all artists on the gender spectrum make art today? In other words, how has our history, and our HERstory, shaped our present?

"HERstories" runs until August 25, 2013 at Bonner Kunstverein in Germany. If you can't make it in person, check out our slideshow below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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