Ilse Bing is featured in the documentory LOST WOMEN ART on ARTE
Ilse Bing is featured in the two-part reportage format LOST WOMEN ART on ARTE
Women have always written art history and worked on an equal footing with their male colleagues. Nevertheless, they still play a minor role in art history today. The second part of the documentary "Lost Women Art" deals with women artists from the New Vision to the feminist avant-garde.
Long overdue is a different look at supposedly well-known art epochs, which are associated with the same artist names over and over again and thereby misjudge many women artists. "Lost Women Art" asks about the mechanisms of remembering and systematic forgetting and tells in two parts about visionary women who boldly and uncompromisingly shaped the art of their time. Together with art historians, curators and pioneering institutions fighting for more awareness of women artists, "Lost Women Art" retells touching portraits of women and thus art history anew.
The second part presents women artists like Ilse Bing, who confidently study at art academies, shape impulsive artist groups and conquer the new medium of photography. But the Second World War plunged Europe into a deep caesura, swept countless artists into oblivion and set back the incipient emancipation of women by decades. But women artists assert themselves against all odds and make inequality and gender constructs the subject of their new art.