Acryl on paper, mounted on cutting wooden boards
Héroïnes, 2013_After Claude Cahun_Untitled (Self-Portrait), ca. 1928
Héroïnes, 2013_After Barbara Kruger_Your body is a battleground,1989
Héroïnes, 2013_After Sophie Calle_The Wedding Dress_ from True Stories, 2010
Héroïnes, 2013_After Cindy Sherman_Untitled Film Still #48, 1979
Héroïnes, 2013_After Kiki Smith_Ginzer, 2000
Héroïnes, 2013_After Sarah Lucas_Au Naturel, 1994
Héroïnes, 2013_After Tracey Emin_I Whisper to My Past, Do I have Another Choice, 2010
Héroïnes, 2013_After Ann Hamilton_ Lineament - book/ball, 1994
Héroïnes, 2013_After Janine Antoni_Touch, video still, 2002
Héroïnes, 2013_After Marina Abramovic_The Artist Is Present, performance, 2010
Héroïnes, 2015_After Martha Wilson_Name≠Fate, 2009
Héroïnes, 2015_After Martha Wilson_Beauty is in the Eye, 2014
Héroïnes, 2015_After Francesca Woodman, “then at one point i did not need to translate the notes; they went directly to my hands,” , 1976
Héroïnes, 2015_After Sonia Delaunay. Couverture de Berceau, 1911
Héroïnes, 2018_After Marilena Preda-Sânc_My Body is Space in Space, Time in Time and Memory of All, 1983-1985
The series entitled Héroïnes takes the works of important women artists and transfers them into paintings, regardless of their previous medium. Iconic art works are represented, but not by the means of photography (specific to documentation and art work reproduction) but by painting, like the copies made after art masters, only this time the copies are made after women artists.
An archive with a selection of works by women artists from modern and contemporary art history is made, with the aim to show a personal Top 10. Each different selection of ten does not represent a permanent and definitive choice. Other works are added later in this archive of sketches, as it is a project in progress. At the time when is presented in an exhibition the selection reflects the choice of that specific moment.
The title takes over the name of a literary text by artist Claude Cahun entitled Héroïnes (published in 1925), a series of monologues of key female figures in literature and history. The subtitles refer to the artistic endeavor made by Sherrie Levine, who is re-photographing famous works from the history of photography.