Paris Photo is the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium. The fair will be held in Paris' historical Grand Palais. Richard Saltoun Gallery will present Russian Avant-Garde photography and Feminst works from the 70s.
The Russian Avant-Garde selection will comprise experimental photographic works from the acknowledged Constructivist artist Alexander Rodchenko. Additionally a collection of works from the artists of the Vkhutemas Workshops will also be exhibited: the leading and innovative school for arts, design and architecture instituted by Lenin in 1920, the Workshops were closed by Stalin in 1930. Kazimir Malevich, Liubov Popova and Rodchenko himself taught at the school.
Feminist works will include a selection of female artists active during the 70s in France, England, Austria and Portugal: Helena Almeida, Renate Bertlmann, Helen Chadwick, Rose English, Valie Export, Alexis Hunter, Friedl Kubelka, Gina Pane and Jo Spence. Despite the cultural and geographic discrepancies, this selection will exhibit common threads and shared politics in feminist art practices across Western Europe, as well as exploring the different usages of the photographic medium.
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