Mademoiselle Guillotine, 2004/2014, giclee, 150 x 180 cm
"Centred on the representation of the female, the photograph "Mademoiselle Guillotine" reinvents the concept of femininity. This work fights back against the subordination of the female. It re-works previous portrayals of the female in art to show woman in all her treacherous nakedness. No submissive poses, flowers or frills, nothing pretty and no virginity in sight. Not pornography, not debauchery and far from gratuity; in this work, the female body has a dangerous power. The power to change stereotypes and to be seen despite the different veils she lives under. Each questions the authoritarian forces in which the female exists; religion, the male, the government, the expectations of society"
Photograph comes from the collection
"Monika K. Adler Selected Works 2003-2013"
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2004-2014