Exhibition Research Lab: The Wrong Sex: Fanchon Fröhlich
Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building
Date(s): 17.2.23 - 4.5.23
Time(s): 11:00 - 16:00
The exhibition, The Wrong Sex, a world premiere at Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU), is the first display of the archive of the artist Fanchon Fröhlich (1927-2016) anywhere in the world and investigates the breadth and depth of her astonishing output.
In addition the University of Liverpool will also be hosting their own fascinating retrospective of Fröhlich’s work alongside many of her contemporaries, from October until March 2024.
A prolific abstract expressionist painter, printmaker and draughtsperson throughout her life, Fröhlich’s practice crossed over into a number of other disciplines including philosophy and theoretical physics.
At Fröhlich’sdeath, the British Art and Design Association (BADA) was bequeathed a unique and substantial collection of art and important biographical documents that make up the ‘oeuvre’ and social narrative of her life – artworks, letters, journals, and papers.
“Fanchon exhibited alongside Joan Miró in the 1960s but was largely overlooked, not because of her art but purely because she was deemed to be ‘the wrong sex’ for an abstract expressionist painter of the time,” said Dr James Schofield, Programme Leader MA Exhibition Studies at Liverpool School of Art and Design (LJMU).