BEAUTY  

Permanent Public Collections:
Musee de l'Elysee
Flemming Museum
Woodstock Center for Photography
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Henry Buhl Foundation NYC NY
Hallisch-Frankischen Museum
World Press Photo Foundation Holland
Center for Political Graphics, LA, CA
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH



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Beauty Out of Damage Gallery 1991-1995, 2003. 2004
Media: 35 mm negative film
Print sizes available: 11 x 14, 16 x 20, 20 x 24 inches
Limited editions, Toned Gelatin Silver Prints and Artists Proofs
Publications: Extensive world wide coverage including covers of NY Times, McLeans, News Austria Dutch Foto, and German Max. Please see awards and bibliography for more information.

 

Collectors Edition: BEAUTY OUT OF DAMAGE CATALOGUE (New York Times photo included in catalogue)

"In a recent Harcourt Brace college text on sociology, the purpose of radical art is defined as "to raise the subjective dimensions of social problems." It should be no surprise that his quote appears under Matuschka's 1993 cover of the New York Times Magazine. Matuschka's work is not only radical, but eclectic and experimental, and extends considerably beyond the bounds of the visual frame. To transmit the extent to which her art and her life are a single body-centered process, she has created a combined words-and images catalogue. What unites it all is the energy of Matuschka herself, and her ongoing dialogue with her body and its legacy." - Peter Schlessinger

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"This exhibition follows the artist's
bold exploration of beauty, the
human body and identity in her
photographs, paintings and
sculpture from the 1970's to the
present. This retrospective reveals
a startling continuum in the artist's
work, beginning with her brutal,
expressionist drawings as an
adolescent and extending to her
post-mastectomy investigations
of androgyny."
Joanne Silver, art critic
The Boston Herald, Massachusetts

 
 
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"Her project is bold and simple: to show
that the body can be beautiful, even in
the most conventional ways, after it has
been disfigured. She is most effective
when she presents herself to us with
direct seduction. We are forced to
confront the scarred flesh and to admit
that Matuschka is very desirable, that
sexual power resides in the personality."
Michael Einstein
Chicago Tribune, Illinois

"Oscar Wilde said one can either make
a masterpiece or be one. Artist
Matuschka has managed to do both."
Linda Vaccariello
Cincinnati Magazine, Ohio

 
 
 
DAMAGE