THOSE WHO DANCE
“...those who dance were called Insane by those who could not hear the music” - Nietzsche
This series is an homage to Nahui Olin (b. Carmen Mondragon), the muse, artist, poet, social rebel and great beauty of Mexico in the 1920s - a woman who mesmerized the artists of the period - Diego Rivera, Dr Atl, and Edward Weston among others - with her extraordinary beauty, her intelligence, and her extravagant, uninhibited behavior.
A precocious free spirit who believed in the power and the beauty of herself as a woman.
A woman who considered her body the shape of her spirit and refused to hide it.
A woman whose tempestuous and tormented 5 year love affair in a ruined convent with Dr. Atl, famed painter and volcanologist, became the scandal of the day. He was to refer to her henceforth as ‘mon dragon’ (my dragon).
A woman who loved art, poetry, sex, cats, flowers, Paris, the sea and the sun.
A woman of poetic delusions.
A woman whom the social elite declared insane and thereby erased.
In-Person: Exhibition Oct 03 - Jan 02
Josephine Sacabo: THOSE WHO DANCE features twenty 25” x 19” hand pulled photogravures printed on handmade Japanese kozo. It will be on view at A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans, from October 3, 2020 through January 2, 2021. The exhibition is also viewable online at www.agallery.com.