March 14, 2020 15:18

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Image: spider-drawing 1977

My solo show “Spinne / Spider” at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London will be temporarily closed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The gallery will be open for appointments, please call 02076371225 to arrange a viewing or Email on info@richardsaltoun.com

Exhibition: 21 February – 2 May 2020


An interview of the exhibition you can read here:
Annegret Soltau’s exhibition Spider at Richard Saltoun.
Cherie Silver finds out about the artist’s determined, experimental and investigative approach to art and identity


Richard Saltoun Gallery
41 Dover Street
London W1S 4NS
United Kingdom


March 03, 2020 15:53

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Eröffnung. Freitag, 13. März, 18.00 – 21.00 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten während düsseldorf photo+
Freitag, 13. März, 18.00 – 21.00 Uhr
Samstag, 14 März, 12.00 – 18.00 Uhr
Sonntag, 15. März, 12.00 – 16.00 Uhr

Dauer der Ausstellung
13. März 2020 bis 18. April 2020

Galerie Franz Swetec
Kasernenstr. 13
40213 Düsseldorf
Telefon +49.211.324247
Mobil +49.176.72206446

Fax +49.211.69167488


February 29, 2020 15:46

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Annegret Soltau | In mir SELBST | 40 × 30 cm each | 1977-91 | © Annegret Soltau

ARCOmadrid 2020: Galerie Anita Beckers presents major works by ANNEGRET SOLTAU (1946 Lüneburg) and PETER WEIBEL (1944, Odessa / UA) from the 1960s and 1970s, including photography, video and installations, some of which have never been presented before.

The aim is to create a dialogue between the works of these exceptional artists, based on their artistic avant-garde approach during those times and their controversial political respectively feminist themes.
Annegret Soltau’s search and questioning of her own female identity coincided with Peter Weibel’s political actions and performances concerning the identity of individuals and society.
With selected examples of both positions from the 60s and 70s, we open a window into their extensive work.

26. February 2020, 10 – 20 Uhr
27. February 2020, 11.30 – 20 Uhr
Visitor days:
28. February – 1. March 2020, 10 – 20 Uhr

Feria de Madrid
Avda. del Partenón, 5
28042 Madrid
España / Spain

Galerie Braubachstrasse 9, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. T +49 (0) 69 921 01 972


February 07, 2020 16:43


21 February – 2 April 2020
Privat View:
Thursday 20th February, 6-8pm

Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Annegret SOLTAU
has championed an experimental approach to art, challenging the conventional notions of representation through performance, photography and collage. While the focus of Soltau’s work never ventures far from the female body and its bodily processes, often incorporating images of herself, at the heart of her practice is an inexhaustible search for identity and meaning.
The exhibition at Richard Saltoun will be Soltau’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, restaging works from her early years in post-war Darmstadt in Germany.
Presenting works that examine themes of personal loss, identity, and transformation,
the exhibition will include large-scale photo etchings, thread installations and archival works from the late 1970s and 80s.



Richard Saltoun Gallery
41 Dover Street
London W1S 4NS
United Kingdom


January 08, 2020 16:34

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Part 2: ‘Maternality’
Curated by Catherine McCormack 10 January – 15 February 2020
Private view: Thursday 9 January, 6–8pm

‘Maternality’ is the second instalment of the two-part show on maternal politics and embodiment which focuses on reproduction and the materiality of maternal bodies.
Curated by Catherine McCormack, the exhibition finds its starting point in the etymological root of the word “mother” as synonymous of matter (mater/materia in Latin) in a group show exploring female reproductive bodies in terms of material relations, both physical and political.
Works embedding physical substances of reproductive bodies – from breast-milk in Aimee GILMORE’s ethereal fabric banner Milkscapes (2016) to cervical cells in Helen CHADWICK’s Viral Landscape No.3 (1988) – are featured beside fibre sculptures by Carmen WINANT and Robyn LEROY-EVANS who employ fabric as a reflection on the relation between self and other when one body reproduces to form another. Never exhibited before, the works draw on images as diverse as a Renaissance altarpiece by Piero della Francesca to twentieth-century photos of birth.
Annegret SOLTAU’s stitched images of pregnant bodies situate pregnancy as a splitting and restitching of the fabric of the body and individual identity, while the stitched tapestry as a metaphor for both women’s creative labour and material embodiment defines Judy CHICAGO’s The Crowning (1982) from her series The Birth Project. Feminist avant-garde artist Kirsten JUSTESEN’s Torso series (1973) considers the performance of maternal bodies as art objects and the relationship between procreation and artistic production – an established obstacle for the affirmation of women artists.
‘Maternality’ does not only think of woman as nature and primordial fabric of the universe. Helen BENIGSON questions the technologisation of female reproductive bodies with the video PUMP (2017). The material relations of domestic labour and childcare within capitalism is taken up as a theme in Who’s Holding the Baby (1978) by The Hackney Flashers. Another highlight is Eleanor ANTIN’s work Who are we? Where are we going? (2004), from the Roman Allegories series.

The politics of pregnancy
by Imelda Barnard
Apollo Magazine / 1 January 2020

Richard Saltoun Gallery
41 Dover Street
London W1S 4NS
United Kingdom