Feminine / Masculine
A juried international photography exhibition
January 12 – February 7, 2017
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Portrayals of femininity and masculinity are, without doubt, central to a number of art forms, photography not being an exception. The past few decades have given rise to – often heated – discussions and criticisms of past, recent, and current photographic practices for their lack of reflection on the assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices surrounding photographic approaches to femininity and masculinity. Fine art and commercial works alike have been critiqued for the potential consequences of their approach and presentation. Historically femininity and masculinity have been conceived, among others, as oppositions, as complements of each other, or as positions on a continuum. There are hardly any ways of portraying femininity and masculinity that would or could not be considered trivial, conservative, pretentious, demeaning, distasteful, clichéd or even offensive by some. It often seems that everything has been both said and photographed about this subject, and yet, it is not possible to ignore the persistence of the theme in our visual culture. What is it that we can still value and possibly revive from the rich history of photography; are there any novel ways left to approach this subject with a fresh critical eye?
Anastasia Potekhina: Self-Portrait at the Window
Silvia Agostini: Alfa Day No. 12
Attila Krányik: Legs No. 3
Vicky Martin: Once Upon a Time
Silvia Agostini (Rome, Italy), Andreea Andrei (London, UK), Nicole Campanello (The Woodlands, TX, USA), Crystelle Colucci (New York, NY, USA), Robyn Day (Chicago, IL, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), András Gime Gimesi (Budapest, Hungary), Tali Gorman (Zichron Yaacov, Israel), Armineh Hovanesian (Glendale, CA, USA), Ellen Jacob (New York, NY, USA), Josiane Keller (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Daniel Keys (London, UK), Réka Kóti (Budapest, Hungary), Attila Krányik (London, UK), Black Leader (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Vicky Martin (Staffordshire, UK), Dan McCormack (Accord, NY, USA), Trevor Messersmith (Marlboro, NY, USA), Rebecca Moseman (Purcellville, VA, USA), Scott Norris (Sacramento, CA, USA), Chiara Pansini (Arcugnano, Italy), Anastasia Potekhina (Moscow, Russia), Paula Rae Gibson (London, UK), Marcie Rich (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Russ Rowland (New York, NY, USA), Wil Scott (Annapolis, MD, USA), Celine Simpson (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Fazilat Soukhakian (Salt Lake City, UT, USA), Judit Erzsébet Szabó (Budapest, Hungary), Dawn Woods (Loughborough, UK), Georg Worecki (Erpeldange, Luxembourg), Jennifer Wütscher (Cologne, Germany), Letícia Zica (São Paulo, Brazil)
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