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The Four Must-See Photography Exhibitions This Fall

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The Four Must-See Photography Exhibitions This Fall

Aperture - During a 2015 research residency at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce—a French museum devoted to Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce, who is often credited as the inventor of photography—Mexican British artist Alinka Echeverría employed an intersectional feminist lens to recontextualize the museum’s colonial archives. With a background in social anthropology, she studies historical representations of women in photography, using collage to liberate and reframe these images. Echeverría’s upcoming show at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Simulacres, revisits her work on Niépce to pose critical conversations between archival images of women and vases from the museum’s collection. “Alinka’s work not only addresses questions of the feminine but also the question of the ‘other’ as objects of colonial study,” says María Wills Londoño, curator of the exhibition. “She works in collages—tearing images, taking objects, and making fragmentations—to question the semiotics of the feminine and how society and history are constructed.”

From Duane Michals’s first New York retrospective to the swinging nightlife of London’s Soho, here are this fall’s must-see exhibitions. Simulacres: …

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