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The show

From 19 March to 26 June 2022 the Magazzino delle Idee in Trieste presents the exhibition I, she, the other - Portraits and photographic self-portraits of female artists , curated by Guido Comis in collaboration with Simona Cossu and Alessandra Paulitti. Produced and organized by ERPAC - Regional Body for Cultural Heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia - the exhibition traces, through ninety works, the photography of the last hundred years and allows to evaluate the new conception of women and her role through a succession of extraordinary images from Wanda Wulz to Cindy Sherman, from Florence Henri to Nan Goldin.

The portrait and the photographic self-portrait are an extraordinary testimony of the difficult process of self-affirmation and the conquest of a new social identity by female artists in the twentieth century and in the early years of the new century. Portraits and self-portraits are places of confrontation, but also of conflict between different expressions of identity. Conventional forms of representation are contrasted with new ways of expressing one's personality; the consolidated roles of the representation of the woman, the repetitive poses borrowed from traditional portraits give way to new ways of expression.

From a model in the service of an artist, the woman is transformed into an active and creative figure. The portraits made by men - such as Man Ray, Edward Weston, Henry Cartier-Bresson, Robert Mapplethorpe , just to name a few of the photographers presented in the exhibition - are accompanied by portraits and self-portraits of female artists and photographers, including Wanda Wulz, Inge Morath, Vivian Maier, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramović .


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Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour n.2
34132 Trieste


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