Opening today at Whitechapel Gallery: the exhibition 'Hannah Höch', 15 January 2014 - 23 March 2014.
Hannah Höch was an artistic and cultural pioneer. A member of Berlin’s Dada movement in the 1920s, she was a driving force in the development of 20th century collage. Splicing together images taken from fashion magazines and illustrated journals, she created a humorous and moving commentary on society during a time of tremendous social change.
Limited editions have been produced in response to the works of Hannah Höch by artists: Lukas Blalock, Marcel Dzama (covered), Linder, Goshka Macuga, Shinro Ohtake and Mai-Thu Perret. All editions are available at the Whitechapel Gallery
Goshka Macuga, Searching For Hannah, 2014
Macuga’s sculptural installations bring together artifacts, curious objects, and existing works of art, creating environments in which the lines between curating and creation are deliberately blurred. Through her placement and presentation of what are often disparate objects, Macuga references various events in art and design history, often choosing to dwell on the unexplored or the overlooked, with anomalies and accidental occurrences featuring heavily in the final work. Macuga deems the compositional process entirely instinctive rather than logical, demonstrating a natural and intuitive understanding of the qualities of collage. The limited edition Searching For Hannah, 2014 was created in response to the work of Hannah Hoch and to celebrate the Hoch exhibition.
Medium: Pigment print on Naturalis Smooth Vanilla, 120 g FSC, mounted on Everest mount board ( ivory). 1250 microns
Dimensions: 40 x 3
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered
Full price: £495
Member's price: £445.50
Mai-Thu Perret, Untitled, 2014
Originally studying English Literature at Cambridge University, Perret works against an extensive backdrop of art historical and literary inspirations and drawing from this vast catalogue of influences, Perret addresses sustained narratives which revolve around ideas of feminism, modern utopias and the consumption of art and literature. An ongoing project, The Crystal Frontier, creates a fictional female Utopia, with artifacts, products and writings from this Utopian reality represented as works for exhibition. In creating a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary work such as this, Perret brings ideas of feminism, capitalism and equality to a new understanding and so doing echoes the work of Hannah Hoch.
Medium: 4 Plate etching (Aquatint) on Somerset 300 gsm white,
Paper Size: 18 x 18.5 inches / 45.7 x 47 cm,
Image size: 12 x 12 inches / 35 x 35 cm,
Edition of 40,
Signed on the front.
Full price: £350
Members price: £315
Linder, Untitled 2012, 2013
British artist, Linder is possibly best known for a record sleeve she designed for the Buzzcock’s single Orgasm Addict in 1977 - an iconic image, of a naked woman with an iron for a head and grinning mouths instead of nipples, has become a symbol, not only of a defining era of punk culture and feminism, but also a microcosm for her expansive body of work, which operates on a deeply contextual level with issues of gender, feminism, stereotyping and sexualisation, echoing the work of Hannah Höch , the German Dadaist for whom this edition was created in homage.
Medium: Giclee on Somerset 300 gsm with gloss varnish and collage,
Size: 11.1 x 8.4 inches/20.7 x 28.2 cm,
Edition of 70,
Signed and numbered on reverse,
Full price: £295
Member's Price £265.50