[ women underexposed ]
Belfius Art Gallery Brussels, 16 october 2019
With the exhibition Women Underexposed, Belfus Art Gallery highlights the female artists who remained undervalued for too long. Marthe Donas is present, the abstract artist who initially assumed a pseudonym to be taken serious. There is a lot of attention for female surrealism, with Rachel Baes and Jane Graverol, among others, who also had a difficult time. The work of the artists hangs side by side with that of their male colleagues and contemporaries, from Emile Claus, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux to Luc Tuymans and Michaël Borremans. Even old masters such as Rubens and Jordaens are among them. This confrontation between old and new, between man and woman shows that the works do not show whether they were made by a man or a woman. Artists were not discriminated by their work, but by their gender.