Founded in Athens in 1954 the Association of Greek Women Artists aimed at promoting art among the Greek public, confronting the problems of women artists through collective action, and encouraging the presentation of Greek art on the international scene. In the 1950s and 1960s it organized a significant number of group exhibitions in Greece as well as abroad, where its members showed their work. This paper examines the context of the association’s all-women shows and their meaning in relation to feminist cultural politics inside but also beyond national borders. More specifically, it analyzes the circumstances under which the collectivity was formed and the purposes it was decided to serve. It also examines the criticism its exhibitions received in Greece and their interpretation as female initiatives. Finally, it explores the possible connections between the association and other Greek or foreign women’s groups.



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