Artist

Jo Spence

Data i lloc de naixement:
Data i lloc de defunció:
LONDRES, Anglaterra — 1992

Biography

Jo Spence (London, 1934-1992) played a crucial role in the debates about photography and the criticism of representation of the 70s and 80s. Drawing inspiration from Bertold Brecht and John Heartfield, she focuses on the construction of an image. Her work explores the ways that social identities are constructed through the still image, and proposes a subjective reappraisal of the dominant and popular uses of the photographic medium. As both author and model, Spence uses photography as a catalyst of rebellion and therapy in the face of the epistemic and symbolic violence that results from the dominant images produced by and for mainstream culture.

Works

  • Títol:
    Remodelling Photo History
    Data:
    1982
    Tipus d'obra:
    Photograph
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Banco Sabadell Foundation
  • Títol:
    The Picture of Health
    Data:
    1982
    Tipus d'obra:
    Installation
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Banco Sabadell Foundation
  • Títol:
    Beyond the Family Album
    Data:
    1978-1979
    Tipus d'obra:
    Photograph
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Terry Dennett
  • Títol:
    Remodelling Photo History
    Data:
    1982
    Tipus d'obra:
    Photograph
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Banco Sabadell Foundation
  • Títol:
    The Picture of Health
    Data:
    1982
    Tipus d'obra:
    Installation
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Banco Sabadell Foundation
  • Títol:
    Beyond the Family Album
    Data:
    1978-1979
    Tipus d'obra:
    Photograph
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Terry Dennett

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