Nancy Spero "Spero Speaks"

Nancy Spero "Spero Speaks"

de Appel, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam

Opening: Friday 18 April, from 6pm onwards in de Appel

Curator: Roel Arkesteijn (NL)

Nancy Spero (Cleveland, Ohio, 1926) ranks as one of the most important artists of her generation. To mark the release of the unique publication “Codex Spero. Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950-2008” compiled by curator Roel Arkesteijn (Scheveningen, 1974), de Appel will host a solo exhibition by this prominent American artist on the first floor of its premises. The publication,* issued in collaboration with Roma Publications was conceived as an ‘artistic testament’ and as such, differs fundamentally from other monographs. This ‘radical manifest’ contains a choice selection of artist’s texts, personal statements, notes and interviews. The exhibition includes exemplary works from different phases of Spero’s lengthy artistic career. The diptych sheds new light on the ‘persona’ Spero, as artist, but also as activist, feminist and mentor.

"Codex Spero. Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950-2008” (20 X 27 cm, integrally bound, 192 pages) Soon on sale in de Appel or on order via www.orderromapublications.org

Guided tours of the exhibitions by curators Roel Arkesteijn and Ann Demeester: Friday May 2 at 6 pm. (and Sunday May 25th at 5 pm.)
Important information: the guided tour on May 25 is postponed to June 21 at 4 pm.
Reservation required via reservation [​at​] deappel.nl

Nancy Spero, Alphabet of Hieroglyphs I and II, Posters

collection (unintended), 2008

Nancy Spero – Alphabet of Hieroglyphs I and II Two Posters

collection (unintended), 2008