Art, Collage, Dada

From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch

From an Ethnographic Museum is a series of seventeen photomontages executed between 1924 and 1930 by Hannah Höch after a visit to an ethnographic museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. She cited this visit as an influence in the conception of the series since she felt inspired by the pedestals and masks she saw in the… Continue reading From an Ethnographic Museum Series by Hannah Höch

Art, Art History, Artists, Who was/is

Who was Claude Cahun?

Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob was a French photographer, sculptor and writer born in Nantes in a prominent intellectual Jewish family, who considered herself as genderqueer, what explains the adoption of the gender-ambiguous pseudonym of Claude Cahun by 1919. Cahun’s work was political and very personal. Often her work undermined traditional concepts of static gender roles,… Continue reading Who was Claude Cahun?

Art History, Artists, Collage

Bringing the war home

House Beautiful: Bringing the war home is a series of photo-collages (1967-72) by American artist Martha Rosler. Martha Rosler works with installations, videos, photo-text and performance. Also, she writes about art and culture. Her work is centred on the everyday life and public sphere often with an eye to women’s experience. House beautiful: Bringing the war… Continue reading Bringing the war home