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Artworks by women artists on 30 topics
related to Feminism and Contemporary Art


About this topic: A House

In these works, a structure has been built or is explored. Most are temporary installations. The structure may resemble a house, but it is often not a home. Not all the works refer to domestic spaces, some are museums, others have different functions as environments or objects in the world.

  1. Louise Bourgeois (USA, France) Femme-Maison (1947) ink on paper 9 1/8" x 3 5/8"    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

  2. Carla Accardi (Italy) Triplice Tenda (1969 - 1971)    Centre Pompidou AM 2005-281  

  3. Judy Chicago et al. (USA) Womanhouse (1972) installation with Feminist Art Program, UCLA     

  4. collaborative exhibition  (Germany) Zur situation der Frau in Familie und Gesellschaft (1973)        

  5. Nancy Holt (USA) Underscan (1974) black and white video 8 min.   Video Data Bank, SIAC, Chicago  

  6. Penny Slinger (UK, USA) Exorcism House  (1977) doll’s house  66 x 58.4 x 36.6 cm     Sammlung Verbund 

  7. Niki de Saint Phalle (Italy, France) The Tarot Garden / Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (1980) garden and buildings in Capalbio, Tuscany designed by de Saint Phalle, lived in 1982-1991       

  8. Marta Minujin (Argentina) EL PARTENON DE LIBROS/ Parthenon of books (1983) Avenida 9 de Julio y Avenida Santa Fe. Buenos Aires. Argentina       

  9. Martha Fleming and Lyne lapointe (Canada, UK) Le Musee des Sciences (1984) installation, Montreal      

  10. Esther Mahlangu (South Africa) House  (1989) for exhibition Magiciens de la Terre (1989), temporary structure in plaster with N'debele designs in paint   Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris  

  11. collaborative exhibition  (UK) House Work Castle Milk Women’s House  (1990) installation    Women's Library, Glasgow  

  12. Monika Fleischmann and Wolfgang Strauss (Germany) Home of the Brain (1992) Virtual reality installation    Ars Electronica documentation  

  13. Rose Finn-Kelcey (UK) The Royal Box (1992) aluminium, steel, ice 279.5 x 279.5 x 241 cm     

  14. Rachel Whiteread (UK) House (1993) temporary structure: concrete cast of interior of a house, East End of London    Artangel projects  

  15. Amelia Jones (USA) WomEnhouse (1995) online website providing a virtual house re-examining femininity and the domestic     No longer valid: 

  16. Sonia Boyce (UK) Tent, Blanket and Umbrella: The Beginnings of an Urban Survival Kit (1995) mixed media installation      

  17. Catherine Richards (Canada) Curiousity Cabinet for the End of the Millennium (1995) Woodframe, copper mesh      

  18. Lea and Pekka Kantonen (Finland) Tent  (1997 - 1999) Felt tent installed amongst indigenous communities in Raramuri, Mexico and Setuland,Lapland and Sami people, Northern Finland.       

  19. Fran Cottell (UK) House: Display (2001) installation in artists' home       see Fran Cottell House: from Display to BACK to FRONT

  20. Andrea Zittel (USA) A-Z 2001 Homestead Living Unit (2001) installation of one-room unit, metal frame, later developed into Institute of Investigative Living      

  21. Hale Tenger (Turkey) Face to Face (2001) site-specific installation, with sound, Tilburg   SWF file of work  

  22. Sanja Ivekovic (Croatia) Women’s House/ Frauenhaus (2002) installation of women's refuge layout, in Zagreb's main square, Trg Bana Jelacica, part of a larger project (1998-2003) of sculptures and postcards about violence against women in former Yugoslavia, Thailand, Luxembourg and other places      

  23. Mary Flanagan (USA) [domestic] (2003) projector, joystick, computer, Unreal tournament 2003 gaming engine      

  24. Susan Norrie (Australia) Black Wind (2004 - 2005) video DVD, about nuclear tests and Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parliament House, Canberra      

  25. Jeanne van Heeswijk (The Netherlands) Het Blauwe Huis (The Blue House) (2004) house used as a platform for art projects      

  26. Lida Abdul (USA, Afghanistan) White House (2005 - 2006) six cibachrome panels, single channel video, colour, sound, 5 min, documentation of performance in Afghanistan      

  27. Haegue Yang (Korea) Sadong 30 (2006) site specific installation in an abandoned house with various light sources, mirror, origami objects, fan, fabric wrapped objects etc, Incheon, Korea      

  28. Agnes Hegedus (Hungary, Germany) Memory Theatre  (2007) Virtual reality installation   ZKM, Karlsruhe  

  29. Mathilde ter Heijne (Germany, The Netherlands) Mosuo Fire Place (The House of the Qiao Zi Family) (2007) reconstruction of house from S.E. China       

  30. Anna Maria Maiolino (Italy, Brazil) Here and There (2012) site specific installation for dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany, 2012, with 2000 kg of clay, vegetation and multimedia