ARTISTS’ CONVERSATION & BREAKFAST | MAY 12, 2023 | 10 AM – 12 PM | RSVP at rsvp@c1760.art

Femme F(r)iction

Spanning four stories, the exhibition celebrates female artists over the last 100 years, showcasing their work within the wider contexts of identity, power, sexuality, and solidarity and bringing together renowned luminaries alongside emerging new talent.

Over 50 artists and designers will be exhibited:

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Tomma Abts, Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo, Yasmina Alaoui, Lita Albuquerque, Andrea Marie Breiling, Johanna Bath, Clarina Bezzola, Sofia Borges, Andrea Bowers, Cecily Brown, Lee Bul, Chiara Capellini, Leonora Carrington, Judy Chicago, Charlotte Colbert, Gabriella Crespi, Isabelle D, Brigitte D’Annibale, Carmen D’Appollonio, Jen DeNike, Betil Dagdelen, Daisy Dodd-Noble, Ingrid Donat, Marlene Dumas, Egg Collective, Kim Faler, Leonor Fini, Vera Frisén, Rachel Garrard, Isa Genzken, Françoise Gilot, Paula Hayes, Mary Heilmann, Loie Hollowell, Baseera Khan, Anna Kenneally, Sophie Kitching, Seffa Klein, Louise Lawler, Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi, Sherrie Levine, Maria Lindeman, Tamara de Lempicka, Esther Mahlangu, Sophie Matisse, Keelin Montzingo, Calli Moore, Louise Nevelson, Michele Oka Doner, Precious Opara, Naïla Opiangah, Maria Pergay, Toni Ross, Analia Saban, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Virginia San Fratello, Lola SchnabelCindy Sherman, Jeanne Silverthorne, Emily Sundblad, Valentine de Saint-Point, Pat Steir, Rosemarie Trockel, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, Faye Toogood, Maryam Turkey, Nicola Tyson, Kara Walker, Joana Vasconcelos, Leslie Wayne, Susannah Weaver, Claudia Wieser, Victoria Wilmotte, Antonia Wright, Najla El Zein.


Femme F(r)iction unites a group of 50 female artists of different generations and backgrounds presenting over 70 paintings, sculptures, design pieces, installations, and drawings. The power of consciousness plays a vital role in the selected work, highlighting intuition and reflecting on various themes of collective thought. Many of the works explore philosophical and spiritual themes, such as infinity, eternity, and the transience of life, encouraging reflection and contemplation, and inviting the viewer to assess their own relationship with the world around them. Another common theme is the exploration of nature, the environment, and the cosmos. Many of the artists draw inspiration from natural phenomena – such as light, space, and organic forms – and use their art as a means through which to explore the relationship between humanity and the natural world.


C1760 is a project-driven, collaborative platform for modern and contemporary masters at the intersection of gallery and consultancy. C1760 advises clients on collection building across periods within the primary and secondary markets and specialize in developing and producing museum-quality curatorial projects in extraordinary spaces on land and sea. The team has in-depth knowledge of the art market, multi-disciplinary programming, event production, private sales and advisory services. They are dedicated to serving our private, corporate and museum clients with the utmost discretion and as a partner for the full cycle of sourcing, acquiring, curating, promoting, and selling art. C1760 is headquartered in New York and London with satellite projects organized around the world.


The historic Academy Mansion was once home to the New York Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of the Upper East Side on 63rd and Fifth Avenue. Built in 1921 by Frederick Sterner for William Ziegler Jr., heir to the Royal Baking Powder Company fortune, the 75-foot-wide mansion defies convention by standing only three stories tall with a fourth set far back from the street – an unusual approach as land values went up on the gold coast running up Fifth Avenue in the 19th century, mansion owners built deeper and higher. Mr. Sterner had revolutionized thinking about New York’s old blocks about a decade earlier, when he renovated a strip of moldy brownstones on 19th Street between Irving Place and Third Avenue into colored-stucco Mediterranean fantasies. Sterner’s innovative design includes an open courtyard at the center, reminiscent of a Roman villa, and boasts European fragments such as the library walls from a 16th-century English house, a mantel from Florence, and a marble floor from Tuscany.

The Academy Mansion is a four story, 26,000 sq ft mansion located on East 63rd Street between 5th Ave & Madison Ave. The exact address 2 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065.