Feminine / Masculine
A curated international photography exhibition
February 11 – March 6, 2021 newsletter
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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 contemporary 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?
Isolated Lovers, 2020—Waiting, Her Story #4
Isolated Lovers, 2020—Waiting, His Story #2
Joan Haseltine: Running from the Past, from the series 'The Girl Who Escaped and Other Stories'
Berta Ibáñez: Dismantling #3
Juta Jazz: Opus 9
Mildred Alpern (New York, NY, USA), Fruzsina Augusztinyi (Budapest, Hungary), Jeremy Bach (Canandaigua, NY, USA), Dwayne Bryk (Montreal, QC, Canada), Catherine Caddigan (Randolph, MA, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Suzette Dushi (New York, NY, USA), Christopher Fluder (New York, NY, USA), Sean Freeman (Cumming, GA, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Nadide Goksun (WhitePlains, NY, USA), Joan Haseltine (Big Timber, MT, USA), Daniel Hill (Vienna, Austria), Michael Honegger (Nice, France), Bruce G. Hooke (Plainfield, MA, USA), Éva Horvát (Budapest, Hungary), Berta Ibáñez (Foix, France), Juta Jazz (Nicosia, Cyprus), Robert S Johnson (New York, NY, USA), Elizabeth Kayl (Loveland, CO, USA), Michael Kelly-DeWitt (Sacramento, CA, USA), Paul Kessel (New York, NY, USA), Tomas Lagūnavičius (Kaunas, Lithuania), Heather Joy Layton (Huntington Beach, CA, USA), Joe LeGrand (St. Petersburg, FL, USA), Michelle Luke (Kalispell, MT, USA), Yoshitaka Masuda (Tokyo, Japan), Rose Materdomini (New York, NY, USA), Satoko Nishioka (Tokyo, Japan), Juergen Pawlik (Woerthsee, Germany), András Polgár (Budapest, Hungary), Parker James Reinecker (Salisbury, NC, USA), Russ Rowland (New York, NY, USA), Angus Stewart (London, UK), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany)
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