“Elles: Pompidou”

Detail from "Barbed Hula" video, by Sigalet Landau

Detail from “Barbed Hula” video, by Sigalet Landau

"Jeune Fille en vert," by Tamara de Lempicka

“Jeune Fille en Vert,” by Tamara de Lempicka

Detail from "Mes Poupees," a video by Marie-Ange Guilleminot

Detail from “Mes Poupees,” a video by Marie-Ange Guilleminot

The “Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists” exhibition at the Seattle Art Gallery mentioned below is an astonishment, with works by Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, Georgia O’Keefe, Adrian Piper, and Kusama. The exhibit on the fourth floor, “Elles: Pompidou – Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris,” is even more enthralling. It turned me into jelly. The images above link to some particularly breath-taking parts of the exhibit. I was more moved than I could ever convey by a slideshow of Nan Goldin’s photography of the intimacy between loving couples, with Bjork’s very dear “Prayer of the Heart” as the soundtrack. (You can get a taste of it here, in this surreptitiously taken YouTube video uploaded a couple of months ago.)

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