West Coast Sisters


To confront the segregations imposed by the American cultural authorities during the 1980s, Group Material decided to temporarily convert the exhibition format into another cognitive mode. Their exhibitions, simultaneously complex and inclusive, mixed a variety of styles, ethnic groups, genders and sexual orientations in an attempt to abolish hierarchization in the art world and the domination exercised by white, male and heteronormative American culture. Drawing freely on the exhibition strategies worked out by Group Material, the show retraces the evolution of the “Women’s Liberation Movement” (mlf in French) in Geneva, a movement that took shape from a broad range of reformist and radical groups.