The Infinite Woman


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The Infinite Woman

In 13 days: April 27 → November 3, 2024

The Fondation Carmignac presents ’The Infinite Woman’ exhibition — curated by Alona Pardo — at Villa Carmignac on the island of Porquerolles, in the South of France, from Saturday, April 27 2024.

‘Strong, lustful, temptresses, femme fatales, caregivers, demonic or mythic, women have been represented in a myriad of ways across the centuries to fulfil a patriarchal view of the world.
Weaving the narrative of artists who, regardless of gender, have been able to challenge not only social norms but also the limitations of art and its restrictive categories. Central to the artists and works represented is a commitment to experimentation and to pushing the boundaries of artistic practice.

Organised thematically, the exhibition draws on ideas of myths and monsters in the representation of women to reflect on womanhood in all its many guises. Moving surefootedly between images of goddesses to scrutinizing the idea of the femme fatale, from disruptive ideas of motherhood to paying homage to the power of women’s desire, from beguiling fairytale creatures to cyborgs highlighting their emancipatory potential, to elevating (dis) obedient bodies that upend Western conventions of beauty while reflecting on the body as vessel, the exhibition closes with a section devoted to sirens and anti-icons to explore how gender is shape shifting in the 21st century. Ultimately, the works in the exhibition disrupt conventional ideas of womanhood to reflect on feminine power and how the representation of women has shaped global cultural attitudes.

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Piste de La Courtade, Île de Porquerolles

83400 Hyères

T. 04 65 65 25 50

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Opening hours

Every day except Monday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Du mardi au dimanche de 10h à 18h d’avril à juin et de septembre à novembre (dernière entrée 16h-16h30) — De 10h à 19h en juillet et août (dernière entrée 17h-17h30) + nocturnes les jeudis jusqu’à 22h

Admission fee

Full rate €16.00 — Concessions €11.00

The artists

  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Andy Warhol
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • John Currin
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Lee Bul
  • Mary Beth Edelson
  • Billie Zangewa
  • Judy Chicago
  • Michael Armitage
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