Tina Modotti (Série Femmage)


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  • Digital Print
  • LS White Velvet 270gr Fine Art Paper
  • Image Size: 55x40 cm
  • Total Size: 70x50 cm
  • Date: 2024
  • 25 units
  • Ref.: ED36888

The work was part of the exhibition ‘JE T'AUTORISE A ÊTRE MOI, JE M'AUTORISE A ÊTRE TOI’ by ORLAN, presented from 18 May to 10 June 2024.


Photographer, actress, Italian avant-garde artist and revolutionary activist, Tina Modotti (1896-1942) was a key figure in post-revolutionary Mexico. She travelled around Mexico to report on the social reality of a society in crisis between modernity and tradition, having welcomed political exiles and artists of the time such as Frida Kahlo and Manuel Alvarez Bravo into her home.


ORLAN hybridises with Tina Modotti by wearing her iconic orange scarf and holding a camera, thus linking the two women through this shared artistic practice. Since Modotti supported the Mexican muralists' movement of the 1920s located in the National Palace, ORLAN replaces the mural with an emblematic photo of her work "Workers parade of 1926", adding two characters that she presented in "Yank and Police Marionnette" also in 1926, to which she integrates the Mayan self-hybridisations carried out for the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Mérida in 2022.


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