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This sculpture is inspired by the photomontages made by Hannah Höch as part of the Dada movement. Her work was characterized by the way she appropriated and recombined images and text from mass media to critique popular culture and the socially constructed roles of women. She astutely spliced together photographs or photographic reproductions she cut from popular magazines, illustrated journals, and fashion publications, recontextualizing them in a dynamic and layered style.
Höch explored gender and identity in her work, and in particular, she humorously criticized the concept of the “New Woman” in Weimar Germany, a vision of a woman who was purportedly man’s equal.
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