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A major exhibition featuring Ramberg and various contemporary and new artists exploring the themes of gender and identity.
The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue is a major exhibition that brings together works by Christina Ramberg (1946–1995), her contemporaries and younger artistsincluding Allen Jones, Senga Nengudi, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Charlotte Posenenske and Gaylen Gerber to explore the urgency with which her work speaks to contemporary debate around gender and identity.
Ramberg emerged as one of the most intriguing painters of a generation known as Chicago Imagists, and left a remarkable body of comic, formally elegant, erotically sinister paintings. She once described the drawings of corsets in her sketchbooks as ‘Containing, restraining, re-forming, hurting, compressing, binding, transforming a lumpy shape into a clean smooth line’. The Making of Husbands: Christina Ramberg in Dialogue explores Ramberg’s understanding of the body as deeply intertwined with its surroundings, shaped by corsets, bandages and hairdos, as well as by behavioural conventions.