Salamatina Gallery Presents "Masculin Féminin" at Art Paris 2015

Salamatina Gallery
Mar 25, 2015 2:56PM

Salamatina Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Masculin Féminin at Art Paris 2015 booth E23, which features a range of emerging and mid-career artists, including Irina Davis (Russia), Graham Dean (UK), Ezio Gribaudo (Italy), Nikolai Khizhniak (Russia), Nina Levy (USA), Olga Perevalova (Russia), Nicolas Sisto (France), and Andrei Sharov (Russia), among others. The exhibition takes as 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. 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. 

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