Womankind by María María Acha-Kutscher

January 31, 2014

Womankind by María María Acha-Kutscher, layered digital collages, explores the two key historical moments for women’s emancipation; the British suffrage movement of the early twentieth century, and the introduction of the pill in the 1960s. Acha-Kutscher, born in Peru in 1968, is a visual who is not at all afraid to call herself a feminist.

“Womankind seeks to redefine the meaning of the images upon which the history of women has been built since the invention of photography, where traditionally they have been relegated to the background in paternalistic, hegemonic stories. In my collages, I rescue a female historical memory, reflecting both our political struggles and the complexity of our private worlds.” –María María Acha-Kutscher