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Annette Messager, La Femme et…

Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Annette Messager has taken on various roles and identities, playing with the boundaries between fiction and reality, giving herself the freedom of addressing both private and social women’s issues. In her series of themed album collections, illustrated with drawings, notes, comments, photos, press cuttings and collage, she records her adventures, opinions and fantasies. Condemning stereotypes, she readily uses topics that traditionally evoke the feminine sphere. The 35 photographs illustrating the album collections in her series "Annette Messager truqueuse" (1975), are a true manifesto of her approach.

Relevant research areas: Western Europe, 20th Century

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