‘Seductive Subversion’ Wins AICA Award

The group exhibition “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968” has been chosen as Best Thematic Show Nationally for 2010 by the U.S. section of the International Art Critics Association (AICA).

The critically acclaimed show, which includes works by Niki de Saint Phalle and 21 other artists, was conceived and organized by Sid Sachs, director of exhibitions at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

“Seductive Subversion” examines the impact of women artists on the traditionally male-dominated field of Pop art — reconsidering the narrow definition of the Pop art movement, reevaluating its critical reception, and expanding the canon to reflect more accurately the women working internationally during this period.

“Seductive Subversion” opened on 27 January at the Tufts University Art Gallery after earning critical praise in its previous venues — the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. The award will be presented on March 14 in New York at the AICA awards ceremony.