Radical Software: Women, Art & Computing 1960–1991

Exhibition
28/2 2025 — 25/5 2025
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Opening: 27 February 2025, 7 pm

Radical Software: Women, Art & Computing 1960–1991 will be the first of a series of group surveys based on original research. It presents the work of approximately fifty artists including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, film and a large number of computer-generated drawings and texts. This exhibition adopts a feminist perspective on the history of artists’ experiments in the pre-internet era of computing.

It will be accompanied by a new publication including 27 artist interviews.

The exhibition Radical Software: Women, Art and Computing 1960-1991 is curated by Michelle Cotton and organized by Kunstalle Wien, Vienna, and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.

Artists:

Rebecca Allen (b. 1953, USA) | Elena Asins (b. 1940, ESP; d. 2015, ESP) | Colette Stuebe Bangert (with Charles Jeffries Bangert) (b.1934, USA) | Gretchen Bender (b. 1951, USA; d. 2004, USA) | Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946, USA) | Inge Borchardt (b. 1935, DEU) | Barbara Buckner (b. 1950, USA) | Doris Chase (b. 1923, USA; d. 2008, USA) | Analívia Cordeiro (b. 1954, BRA) | Betty Danon (b. 1927, TUR; d. 2002, ITA) | Hanne Darboven (b.1941, DEU; d. 2009, DEU) | Bia Davou (b. 1932, GRC; d. 1996, GRC) | Agnes Denes (b. 1931, HUN) | VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940, AUT) | Anna Bella Geiger (b. 1933, BRA) | Isa Genzken (b. 1948, DEU) | Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (b. 1965, FRA) | Lily Greenham (b. 1924, AUT; d. 2001 GBR) | Samia Halaby (b. 1936, PSE) | Barbara Hammer (b. 1939, USA; d. 2019, USA) | Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941, USA) | Grace C. Hertlein (b. 1924, USA; d. 2015, USA) | Channa Horwitz (b. 1932, USA; d. 2013, USA) | Irma Hünerfauth (b. 1907, DEU; d. 1998, DEU) | Charlotte Johannesson (b. 1943, SWE) | Alison Knowles (b. 1933, USA) | Beryl Korot (b. 1945, USA) | Katalin Ladik (b. 1942, SRB) | Ruth Leavitt (b. 1944, USA) | Liliane Lijn (b. 1939, USA) | Vera Molnár (b. 1924, HUN) | Monique Nahas (with Hervé Huitric) (b. 1940, FRA) | Catherine Nash (b. 1910, USA; d. 1982, USA) | Sonya Rapoport (b. 1923, USA; d. 2015, USA) | Deborah Remington (b. 1930, USA; d. 2010, USA) | Sylvia Roubaud (b. 1941, DEU) | Miriam Schapiro (b. 1923, CAN; d. 2015, USA) | Ruth Schnell (with Gudrun Bielz) (b. 1956, AUT) | Lillian Schwartz (b. 1927, USA) | Sonia Sheridan (b. 1925, USA; d. 2021, USA) | Nina Sobell (b. 1947, USA) | Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931, USA) | Tamiko Thiel (b. 1957, USA) | Rosemarie Trockel (b. 1952, DEU) | Joan Truckenbrod (b. 1945, USA) | Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (b. 1951, BEL) | Ulla Wiggen (b. 1942, SWE)