IWA Publishes New Joyce Kozloff Poster!
Painter, public artist and feminist activist Joyce Kozloff has collaborated with Rutgers Institute for Women and Art to publish After Gerhard Richter - a poster based on the German artist Gerhard Richter’s 1988 Survey. Richter’s original print charted the greatest intellects of the world from the earliest times to the present. All but a handful of those named were Western men. After Kozloff first saw Richter’s print in 2003, she crossed out the men and collaged names of women onto the copy of parts of it. She received so many positive comments from viewers to that artwork when she showed it at DC Moore Gallery in 2004 that she decided to produce a more fully developed poster which countered his erasure of women’s contributions to intellectual and cultural history.
Kozloff ‘s 2011 After Gerhard Richter replaces all the male names found in the 1988 Richter work with women’s—naming those who have made significant contributions as philosophers, composers, architects, artists, and writers. Kozloff and her assistant, Morgan Levy, spent many hours researching the history of each profession to identify the women who are listed. They have created an intellectual herstory. The poster, with the women’s full names and dates listed on the back, is a work of art that also serves as an educational tool.
Joyce Kozloff, After Gerhard Richter, detail, 2011, 32.5 x 27 inches