Florence Paradeis/Carmen Navarrete

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Mirados y vi(ver)siones” [Gazes and vi(ver)sions], an exhibition of work by Florence Paradeis and Carmen Navarrete, was part of a series of exhibitions engaging contemporary feminist discourse entitled “Tejido inacabado” (Unfinished fabric). Each of these shows attempts to set up a dialogue between the work of two women artists.

Paradeis, a French artist, exhibited a group of photographs that she had glued onto aluminum and laminated. One of these was a diptych entitled So you know this woman?, 1995, which depicted two views of the same scene, an apparently mundane perspective on a city street, except for one detail: on the extreme right of each you could see a “Wanted for Murder” poster attached to a post. In the second image, a woman stared at this poster, and the direction of her gaze heightened the viewer’s awareness of the carelessly handmade quality of the sign—atypical for a poster

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