THE PROJECT


Atelier Le Diplomate founders, Adriana Bath-Naslausky Vanni and Manuel Vanni, present a timeless Femme Collection inspired by a sophisticated blend of heritage, pride and Community spirit. 

Dedicated to the beautiful World of Women and narrated through the eyes of the
Museum of Modern Art.
New York fashion house Atelier Le Diplomate calls to applaud in support
of
Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum
and
Discover the Limited Edition Collection, crafted with exclusive Loro Piana Vintage Fabrics, conceived for this occasion.

The entire net profit generated by this experience will be donated to the Our Selves exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.
A Collection created for Women to support Women.



THE EXHIBITION

April 16 through October 2nd

Celebrating the recent gift made to The Museum of Modern Art by Helen Kornblum, this exhibition will highlight a remarkable collection of works by women photographers thoughtfully assembled over four decades. The exhibition will highlight this significant acquisition which underscores the Museum’s continuous effort to research and rethink the consensus of twentieth-century art history narratives by foregrounding the role of women artists in our galleries.

Photography has offered access to new perspectives along with a technical apparatus for image-making that displaced male virtuosity and manual skill as the exclusive measures of artistic identity.

This exhibition will share how experimentation took place at the fringes of modernism in the 1920s and 1930s— evident in works by Gertrud Arendt, Claude Cahun, Germaine Krull, and Dora Maar—which ultimately defined the period as much, if not more, than the activities taking place at its center. Using the works from this collection as a lens, visitors will learn how since the late 1960s, with the
advent of gender theory and feminist performance, the concept of “woman” began to be debated and complicated by class, ethnicity, sexual inclination, and other facets of identity politics. Spanning the history of the medium, this exhibition will offer insight in the power of women photographers to affect self-agency within a diversity of artistic strategies. Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, this
exhibition will provide new insights and activate new ideas, reassessing women photographers’ exceptional contributions to modern and contemporary culture.


The exhibition is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.


Yva (Else Ernestine Neuländer). Untitled. 1935. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/16 x 6 11/16 in. (23 x 17cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci.  

Tatiana Parcero. Interior Cartography #35. 1996. Chromogenic print and acetate, 9 3/8 × 6 3/16in. (23.8 × 15.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2022 Tatiana Parcero
Cara Romero. Wakeah. 2018. Inkjet print, 52 × 44 in. (132.1 × 111.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2022 Cara Romero

STATEMENT

From Roxanna Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

"At a time when it is ever more important to affirm equity and diversity of voices, Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum asks: What are the different ways in which photography has been used as an emancipatory medium? As a way of unsettling established art narratives? As a possibility that is not overdetermined by colonial forms of representation? In the context of the #MeToo movement, amid ongoing threats to women’s reproductive rights, and just over one hundred years after women were granted suffrage in the United States, this exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the ways in which women responded to and shaped social and artistic practices in modern and contemporary times.
 
Founded by three visionary women in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art is proud to honor the achievements of female artists in the upcoming exhibition Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum. Spanning more than 100 years of photography, Our Selves reframes restrictive notions of womanhood, highlighting women’s contributions to a diversity of practices, including portraiture, photojournalism, social documentary, avant-garde experimentation, advertising, and performance. MoMA is thrilled to be joined by Atelier Le Diplomate to share this exhibition and celebrate women’s role in the history of art, civil rights, Indigenous sovereignty, and queer liberation.” 





THE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
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