Contribution to Light – The Early Works of Barbara Hammer
KOW Madrid presents a solo exhibition of early works of Barbara Hammer. The first monographic exhibition Contribution to Light at KOW Madrid shows previously unknown, early works by the American artist, filmmaker and lesbian feminist Barbara Hammer. Between 1968 and 1971, the first experimental films, photographs and works on paper were created, which chart the path of this pioneer of queer cinema.
Barbara Hammer has helped write the history of feminist art. Her works on celluloid are considered among the most extensive representations of lesbian identity, love, and sexuality. In more than eighty films, she increased the visibility of women and encouraged them to choose self-determined lives.
The exhibition runs through January 31, 2019.