Carol Rama: Tongue, and Cheek
Carol Rama (Turin, 1918) has been marginalized by art history and feminist discourse. Her work is fragmented, like the (a)sexual and hybrid bodies in her paintings. In every decade she has changed her style and mediums, intuitively or consciously echoing or opposing the dominant trends, and while her work connects to many of the last century’s avant-gardes (Expressionism, Surrealism, Concrete Art, Pop Art, Arte Povera, soft sculpture) it is impossible to categorize. At long last, Rama is being given her first French retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (April 3–July 12).
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