1M³: ‘102 Craters on Venus’, selected by Sophie Nys
The admittance of women to the oldest University of Switzerland was a rather belated development; it wasn’t until 1890 that women were permitted to study there. The first time a woman became an associate professor was in 1928, the appointment of a woman to a bona fide professorship wasn’t until 1964. The historic lecture room of the Basel University is decorated with 102 paintings depicting former professors and researchers. The last portrait was added to the gallery in 1914, guaranteeing the palpable absence of the female scientist.
In this artist publication 102 craters on Venus, Nys examines the historic exclusion of the achievements of female scientists by preeminent institutions of higher learning.
On Thursday 23nd of May 2019 at 7pm twelve publications from the library’s artists’ book collection will be added to each biography along with the presentation of an addendum for the donated artist book. This presentation coincides with Sophie Nys’ solo show Family Nexus, on display at KIOSK until June 14th.