ANNETTE MESSAGER

BORN 1943

Annette Messager, Mes voeux sous filets (detail), 2000. Silver gelatin prints under glass, black netting and string. 125 x 39 x 5 in. © Annette Messager, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.

Annette Messager is a French visual artist. Messager is known mainly for her installation work which often incorporates photographs, prints and drawings, and various materials. Her work rejects traditional methods in visual arts such as painting in favor of “bricolage” works that combine media and subvert value systems, often making experimental use of methods traditionally designated to a “so-called feminine sensibility.” 

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