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Higher Pictures Generation

The gallery program focuses on first shows (historical and contemporary) by artists working primarily in photography, video, and performance.

16 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Inspired by the radical feminist and writer Valerie Solanas’ 1967 text, SCUM Manifesto, Kurland’s SCUMB Manifesto (Society for Cutting Up Men’s Books) is an object-based, tactile imagining of matriarchal paradise, which she explored in her earliest body of work, Girl Pictures (1997–2002), and again in Mama Babies (2004–07). Seeking and picturing freedom, at the core of much of Kurland’s work, is located here in the artistic act itself: Kurland is purging her own cherished library of photography books authored by straight white men. These canonical figures have their pictures chopped up and reauthored by Kurland: each collage a reclamation of history, a dismemberment of the patriarchy, a gender inversion of the usual terms of possession, and a modest attempt at offsetting a lifetime of income disparity.

On Reading - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
On Reading, 2022

collage (cover)
33 1/2 x 33 inches
(85.1 x 83.8 cm)
unique

Case History - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Case History, 2022

collage (cover)
17 x 13 inches
(43.2 x 33 cm)
unique

Luxury - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Luxury, 2022

collage (excerpt)
44 x 32 inches
(111.8 x 81.3 cm)
unique

Studio 54 - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Studio 54, 2022

collage (cover)
34 x 46 inches
(86.4 x 116.8 cm)

Democratic Forest - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Democratic Forest, 2022

collage (excerpt)
35 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches
(89.5 x 74.9 cm)
unique

Graffiti - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Graffiti, 2022

collage (cover)
12 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches
(31.8 x 56.5 cm)
unique

Dorchester Days - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Dorchester Days, 2022

collage (cover)
18 x 12 1/4 inches
(46 x 31 cm)
unique

Outlander - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Outlander, 2022

collage (excerpt)
42 x 37 1/2 inches
(106.7 x 95.3 cm)
unique

Cape Light - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Cape Light, 2021

collage (cover)
9 3/8 x 21 3/4 inches
(23.8 x 55.2 cm)
unique

Outlander (Color Wheel) - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Outlander (Color Wheel), 2022

collage (excerpt)
32 x 29 inches
(82 x 74 cm)
unique

Case History (excerpt) - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Case History (excerpt), 2022

collage (excerpt)
39 1/2 x 34 inches
(100.3 x 86.4 cm)
unique

Democratic Forest (covers) - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Democratic Forest (covers), 2022

collage (covers)
55 1/2 x 55 1/2 inches
(141 x 141 cm)
unique

Shadow and Light - © Paris Internationale
Justine Kurland
Shadow and Light, 2022

collage (excerpt)
30 x 24 inches
(76.2 x 61 cm)
unique

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