press release

Opening Friday 18 April, from 6 pm onwards

Nancy Spero (Cleveland, Ohio, 1926) ranks as one of the most important artists of her generation. To mark the release of the unique publication “Codex Spero. Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950 -2008” compiled by curator Roel Arkesteijn (Scheveningen, 1974), de Appel will host a solo exhibition by this prominent American artist on the first floor of its premises. The exhibition includes exemplary works from different phases of Spero’s lengthy artistic career: from her acerbic anti-Vietnam protests from the second half of the 1960s, via her text- orientated, feminist indictments of the 1970s, up to the exuberant, meters- long images that have occupied her since the beginning of the 1980s, in which she brings together representations of women from different times and cultures. “Codex Spero.Nancy Spero Selected Writings and Interviews 1950 -2008” (20x27cm, integral binding, 192 pages), a co-production between de Appel and Roma Publications, is on sale in de Appel or on order via Also on sale: the poster “Nancy Spero’s Alphabet of Hieroglyphs”.

only in german

Nancy Spero “Spero Speaks”
Exhibition and publication
Kurator: Roel Arkesteijn