Salamatina Gallery at Art Palm Beach

Salamatina Gallery
Jan 24, 2015 11:29PM

Salamatina Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Masculin Féminin at Art Palm Beach booth 205, which features a range of new works by Andrei Sharov (Russia), and Serge Romanov (Russia), among others. The exhibition continues the theme of femininity and masculinity as in its starting point Jean Luc-Godard’s 1966 film of the same name, which concerns an ill-matched yet romantically involved young couple who engage in a ménage à quatre with two roommates; though more than the storyline, it’s Godard’s non-linear filmmaking techniques and interrupted narrative that make Masculin Féminin such an important piece of cinema, in addition to the plethora of references to pop culture and political figures of the time. Taken together with the action on screen, they help frame the decade in terms of its sexual awakening and political climate, offering frank, vérité-style interviews on love, sex, and life. 

With similar intentions in mind, the artists in Masculin Féminin draw complex visual relationships between love, desire, dreams, longing, memory, perception, and politics. [can you be a little more specific here? Examples] As in the film – which was so contemporary at the time, and really resonated with viewers – the artists in Masculin Féminin aim to similarly inspire its audiences with varying contemporary perspectives on the social and political climate we’re currently living in.

Founded in 2008, Salamatina Gallery (New York) represents both established and emerging contemporary artists. The Gallery’s exhibitions have been feautured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art News and Sculpture Magazine, amongst other publications, and the gallery’s artists have been exhibited at the New Museum (New York), the National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC), the Smithsonian Art Museum (Washington DC), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), as well as in numerous other institutions and galleries.

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