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María María Acha-Kutscher

ADN Galería — C. Mallorca, 205, 08036, Barcelona  

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Women are the focus of Peruvian artist María María Acha-Kutscher's work: their history, their struggles for emancipation and equality, and the cultural construction of femininity. Womankind consists in several series of digital photographic collages made using images from archives, the internet, magazines, books and photographs taken by the artist. These series focus on two of the most important junctures in women’s history: the British suffrage movement in the early 20th century and the massive introduction of the birth control pill in the 1960s, which contributed significantly to women’s emancipation by transforming their relationships with men. Womankind also seeks to redefine the meaning of the images upon which the history of women has been built since the invention of photography, where they have traditionally been relegated to the background in paternalistic, hegemonic stories. In her collages, Acha-Kutscher revives a female historical memory, reflecting both women’s political struggles and the complexity of their private worlds.

María María Acha Kutscher, Maybe 2, 2015 © María María Acha Kutscher
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