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Feminine / Masculine             

A curated international photography exhibition

January 17 – February 9, 2019                                                 newsletter

Secret of Nature
Rien ne va plus
Looking for Gender
Twisted torso
Andrew's Boys
Being Barbara No.1
Beach Body Gym
Dreaming No. 3
Vacuum cleaner No. 1
Outubro No. 1
Still a Beauty
Black Box
The Dress
Girl Wrestle No. 4
Shadows of Light
Honey Orange Cake (Lola)
The bathroom No. 2
Let me in
Not in Kansas
Exploring in the Lower East Side
Femininity Vulgaris No. 1
Sympathy for the Machine
Liberté Egalité Féminité No. 5
Universal Sealant No. 1

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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?

Juror's choice

Suzette Dushi: Untitled

Honourable mentions

Karin Bauer: Secret of Nature

Nadide Goksun: Untitled

Georg Worecki: Rien ne va plus

Exhibiting photographers

Marinka Zsuzsanna Alexandrovna (Budapest, Hungary), Mildred Alpern (New York, NY, USA), Michael Bach (Troy, NY, USA), Karin Bauer (Bisamberg, Austria), Liza Hennessey Botkin (Studio City, CA, USA), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Jessica Chen (San Francisco, CA, USA), Vesna Dobričić (Belgrade, Serbia), Suzette Dushi (New York, NY, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Rodolfo Gil (Lisboa, Portugal), Nadide Goksun (Scarsdale, NY, USA), Eva Gstoettner (Vienna, Austria), Selin Gureralp (Paris, France), Lili Gyarmati (Budapest, Hungary), Paula Haapalahti (Vantaa, Finland), Rachel Jessen (Durham, NC, USA), Michael Kelly-DeWitt (Sacramento, CA, USA), Heather Joy Layton (Huntington Beach, CA, USA), Anne Sophie Le Penru (Tours, France), Alexandru Macavei (Timisoara, Romania), Vicky Martin (Staffordshire, UK), Yoshitaka Masuda (Tokyo, Japan), Rose Materdomini (New York, NY, USA), Jordan McAfee (New York, NY, USA), Dan McCormack (Accord, NY, USA), Anya Miroshnichenko (Moscow, Russia), Maja Momirov (Novi Sad, Serbia), Raynald Najosky (Reims, France), Anelyn Radulescu (Bucharest, Romania), Pamela Simard and Alex Tran (Alfred, NY, USA), Szabó Judit Erzsébet (Budapest, Hungary), Zsolt Olaf Szamódy (Tatabánya, Hungary), Georg Worecki (Daleiden, Germany)

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