Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Cover Girl: an eye on beauty stereotypes

If I were in Paris right now, I would go have a look to the new exposition at “La Galerie des Galeries” located on the first floor of the renowned Galeries Lafayette.

The “Cover Girl” show, happening from the 27th of January until the 19th of March, assembles around 10 pieces all looking at the notion of “beautiful women” in an original way. The exposition provides work from the 60’s up until today, while pointing out how fashion photography determined real beauty stereotypes for women, which were different according to the period.

Few artists such as Martha Rosler, Alex Katz, Marlo Pascual and Claude Closky, to only site a few, lent their vision on the notion of “beautiful women” while providing an interpretation of Fashion Photography through the specter of Contemporary Art.

Also, the exposition presents a unique selection of magazines published by the Galeries Lafayette between 1906 and 1968.

Here are a few of the works you will find there.

Juan Francisco Casas -
 What lies beneath
Claude Closky - Untitled, 2010
Marlo Pascual - Untitled, 2010

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