Strategic partner of the museum: Tele2
With the support of: Embassy of France in the Russian Federation, Institut Français
The Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow presents a solo show of Valérie Belin’s China Girls as a part of the XI Moscow International Biennale “Fashion and Style in Photography 2019”. It follows Belin’s exploration of photography as a means to question the illusory and real, as featured in her 2013 exhibition Illusions of Life at MAMM.
China Girls is Belin’s newest series whose title is borrowed from the cinematic term used to designate girls who were pictured in the first frames of the film reel with a grayscale so as to calibrate the tone. Set amid a baroque backdrop of decorative fruits, flowers, and objects, the photographed models exist as geishas in a closed, magical world. Matte painting and overprint techniques create a sensory and material illusion of scenery.