Les Femmes Heretiques
Winkler + Noah, the brand name of Milan photographers Romina Raffaelli and Stefano Marini, are running “Les Femmes Heretiques”, a photographic exhibition combining traditional crucifixion motifs with nude photography. The exhibition opens at Wannabee Galery, Milan, on June 6. “Recently, a group of archeologists in Israel found a mural representing Jesus as a woman, with a crown of flowers, pearls around her neck and red painted lips. It could be the not only symbolical confirmation, of God feminine nature, as in the past many heretics declared (among them Wilhelmina the Bohemian). The hypothesis is fascinating and, if true, would change immediately the bone structure of the contemporary society, frozen in a hard to kill paternalism. Our “femmes”, not at all aiming to be divine, represent all sacrifices and suffering that women had to bear along history, and that allowed them to evolve into the so called “women century” – the nineteen hundreds -, and which we should never forget and always keep mind as far as conquests and emancipation.”
Winkler + Noah are Stefano Marini and Romina Raffaelli.