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Andrea Geyer, b.1971

Revolt, They Said2012

Revolt, They Said is a wall-sized diagram based on an ongoing drawing in which Geyer delineates a network of 850 women without whom the American cultural landscape would not be as we know it today. The work originated during Geyer’s Artist Research Residency (2012-13) at The Museum of Modern Art, made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation. It started out by mapping the relationships among Lillie P. Bliss, Abby A. Rockefeller, and Mary Q. Sullivan, the founders of MoMA — and other women-collectors, cultural visionaries, and social entrepreneurs — but soon grew into an expansive web of professional and personal entanglements, commitments, and alliances. Taking the viewer through an active narrative of actions and relations among these women, Geyer’s hand-drawn lines render art and its agents in close proximity to the social or political contexts out of which they grew and the fields with which they were in dialogue. In this way, the drawing not only retroactively re-envisions those relationships but maps out a blueprint of how social and cultural change has and can be realised.

MediumInkjet print on adhesive backed fabric
Dimensions Dimensions variable
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2023
Edition2 of 3
Item NumberIMMA.4440
Copyright Image © the artist | Photography: Ros Kavanagh
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Andrea Geyer, Revolt, They Said, 2012, Inkjet print on adhesive backed fabric, Dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2023

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Andrea Geyer b.1971

Andrea Geyer (b. Freiburg, Germany, 1971) is an artist living and working in NYC. 

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