Hannah Höch: Limited EditionsLebensbild (Life Portrait), Hannah Höch’s last extensive photocollage, was created in 1973. This visual autobiography is the largest collage ever created by the artist. The artist provides rare insights into her work and her personality. She also ironically and poetically comments on the key poltical, social, and artistic events in her life. Hannah Höch selected 38 sections of the collage. These sections of the collage are complemented by explanatory texts and numerous quotations.
With an introductory essay and 38 accompanying texts by Alma-Elisa Kittner.
Life Portrait is the last art work by Hannah Höch made between July 1972 and March 1973. The photographers Liselotte und Armin Orgel Köhne encouraged the artist to create the self-portrait in form of a collage and provided her with the or...
« Visionnaires, les plus grands photographes » aux éditions La MartinièreQu'est-ce qui définit le photographe si ce n'est son oeil ? Les 75 artistes du livre « Visionnaire : les plus grands photographes » ont en commun le fait d'avoir réussi à capter un monde en train de changer radicalement. Et si ce n'était pas un mais différents regards croisés sur leur environnement ? Regarder dans plusieurs directions à la fois. C'est ce qui fît leur talent.
« Qui est capable d'anticipation, qui a l'intuition de l'avenir » : c'est en ces termes que le dictionnaire Larousse définit le terme « visionnaire ». Effectivement, visionnaires, ces 75 photographes l'étaient tous. Il faut être extrêmement lucide, ...
Exhibition : « There was a whole collection made » in ChicagoSmart Museum's press release
An extraordinary collection of 830 photographic works spanning from 1844 to 2012, bequested to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, forms the basis of an expansive new exhibition, There was a whole collection made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman, September 22–December 30, 2016. The exhibition of more than 300 works is curated by Laura Letinsky, Professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the College at the University of Chicago, and herself an acclaimed photographer, and Jessica Moss, Smart Museum Curator of Contemporary Art. There was a whole collection made officially opens with a free public reception at the Smart Museum, 5550 S.
There was a whole collection made mines the Estate of Lester and Betty Guttman’s 2014 gift of over eight hund...
Female Trouble The camera as mirror and stage of female projectionSince the invention of photography more than 170 years ago it has been largely women who have used this technical medium to project themselves through role playing and masquerading. As well as the experimental urge to constantly recreate ones ego, the camera has also served as a means of calling into question clichés of female representation. Playing with the image of the eternally feminine was and remains a discourse with gender identity, its social and political definitions and reaching beyond them.
The exhibition focuses on contemporary women artists such as Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas, Monica Bonvicini and Pipilotti Rist, who with the aid of photography and video art investigate the female image. The artists explore the question of what image patterns the media age employs for portraying femininity and how t...