The Documentary

Women write art history – but in turn are systematically ignored by it. LOST WOMEN ART tells the story of the suppressed female avant-garde and by doing so introduces a new art history.

PART 1 „FROM IMPRESSIONISM TO ABSTRACTION“

PART 2 „FROM NEW VISION TO THE FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE“

Women have always witten art history and worked on eye-level with their male contemporaries. Together they claimed new paths and caused sensations – but despite this neither their names nor their works are known today. Up to this day women play minor roles in art history and are rarely mentioned as trailblazers of new art styles. LOST WOMEN ART explores the mechanisms of this systematic omission of highly talented artists. In two parts the documentary takes a look at the forgotten artists, tells the story of the suppressed female avantgarde and by doing so re-tells art history.

2-part documentary, 2×52 minutes, Germany 2021 · Author & Director: Susanne Radelhof · Concept: Eva Rink & Maria Wischnewski Editor: Robert Handrick · Director of photography: Thomas Eirich-Schneider · Archive Researcher: Lilly Rinklebe · Commissioning editor: Matthias Morgenthaler & Suzanne Biermann · Executive Producer: Maria Wischnewski · A production by KOBERSTEIN FILM on behalf of MDR · in cooperation with ARTE · with support from the Goethe-Institutes London & Paris, Staatskanzlei Thüringen & Ministry of foreign affairs Germany