At the invitation of Fabienne Dumont, seven women artists cast an eye on the work of American painter Alice Neel (1900-1984).
The work of Alice Neel is marked by a powerful political and social commitment. Down the years, she mainly produced portraits, realistic accounts of the remarkable diversity of America. For Transatlantique, art historian Fabienne Dumont brings together seven European women artists and their views on this exceptional body of work.
Fabienne Dumont (born 1972 in Montargis, France) is an art historian, art critic and associate professor at the University of Rennes 2, specializing in feminist
, gender and queer issues addressed from a cultural, social, and political point of view. After editing the anthology La rébellion du Deuxième Sexe – L'histoire de l'art au crible des théories féministes anglo-américaines (1970-2000)
(Les presses du réel, 2011), Dumont published her thesis as the book Des sorcières comme les autres: Artistes et féministes dans la France des années 1970
(PUR, 2014) and went on to co-edit two collective projects, L'histoire n'est pas donnée. Art contemporain et postcolonialité en France
(PUR, 2016) and À l'Ouest toute ! Travailleuses de Bretagne et d'ailleurs
(Les presses du réel, 2017). In 2019, she cocurated at the MAC VAL the exhibition Nil Yalter, TRANS/HUMANCE. On this occasion two books were published with her texts: Nil Yalter – Where the memories of migrants, feminists and workers meet mythology
(MAC VAL Éditions) and Nil Yalter: Interview with Fabienne Dumont