Tina Modotti - Artist and Activist
View an extensive overview and tribute to the work of the striking photographer Tina Modotti (1896-1942), an iconic figure in the world of photography. Due to her position as an artist and activist, she played an active role in the significant political events of the 1920s and 1930s. Her portraits of famous artists, such as Diego Rivera or her partner Edward Weston, offer a glimpse into their world. At the same time, her depictions of Mexican farmers and workers reflect her steadfast commitment to social causes.
Untold stories of unknown icons
The exhibition Tina Modotti – Artist and Activist is the third in a series in which Foam offers a platform for untold stories of unknown icons. Foam wants to look at history from a different perspective by providing a platform to artists who have been overlooked or forgotten within the existing history of photography.
For most of her life and beyond, Tina Modotti's work was overshadowed by the influential and famous photographer Edward Weston, who had introduced her to the field of photography. Recent research has shown that the photography of Weston and Modotti is often difficult to distinguish, with photographs sometimes incorrectly attributed to Weston. With this exhibition, Foam offers Tina Modotti a platform to recognize her as one of the most dedicated and outstanding artists of her time.
For detailed information about the artist, visit the website.
Dates and times
|Sunday 10 December||10:00 - 18:00|
|Monday 11 December||10:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday 12 December||10:00 - 18:00|
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