Composition Aubette

Gender roles

Gender and space

From a feminist perspective, the trajectory of Sophie Taeuber-Arp interests us for several reasons. She is a paradigm of modernity in the plastic arts, and particularly of the role that women played in this modernity, which up until recent decades was narrated almost exclusively by men. Taeuber-Arp’s work is a perfect example of the avant-garde desire to integrate art into life, subverting many of the deeply rooted clichés associated with the canonical representation of Art History through her incursion into two highly masculinized spheres like architecture and geometric abstraction.