TERRAINS OF THE BODY : PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
January 18th saw the opening of Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The exhibition presents a display of photography and video works drawn from collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Works by seventeen contemporary artists from five continents capture women on camera in domestic spaces and expansive landscapes. By turning their camera to women, including themselves, these artists embrace the female body as a vital medium for expressing identity, reflecting individual and collective experience, and forming narratives. The display features works by Marina Abramović, Rineke Dijkstra, Anna Gaskell, Nan Goldin, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Candida Höfer, Icelandic Love Corporation, Mwangi Hutter, Kirsten Justesen, Justine Kurland, Nikki S. Lee, Hellen van Meene, Shirin Neshat, Daniela Rossell, Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, Janaina Tschäpe and Adriana Varejão.
Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts is on at the Whitechapel Gallery until April 16 2017
Events around the show include a talk by Rineke Dijkstra, one of the artists featured in the exhibition (Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, Febuary 16th) and a seminar on Collecting Art by Women (March 4th).
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