“Her Ground” is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of outstanding female photographers. It uses landscape as a thematic focus to consider relationships between genre and gender.
The term landscape, a principle category in Western art, is used in relation to the visible features of an area of land, often depicting human relationships to place and the environment.
This exhibition looks at the specificity of viewpoint, addressing the visibility of women’s narratives and perspectives in photographic images of the landscape.
“Her Ground” includes nine international contemporary artists, each approaching ideas of landscape in different ways. Their varied perspectives invite questions around how we define our landscape today and the connections to be found between landscape and cultural identity.
Many works on view explore notions of power, agency and sexual politics, concerning the control, access and definition of land.
Often the landscape is presented in fragmented or constructed forms, incorporating a revised visualisation of landscape through mythology, memory and the imagination.
Exhibiting artists are Lisa Bannard, Maja Daniels, Rikke Flensberg, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Mona Kuhn, Kristin Man, Anastasia Samoylova, Corinne Silva, Dafna Talmor.
Shown is a work by Dafna Talmor, “Untitled (JE-12121212-2)” from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2015, C-type print made from four collaged negatives. Talmor is a London-based artist whose practice encompasses photography, video, curation and collaborations.
Her Constructed Landscapes transform colour negatives of landscapes initially taken as mere keepsakes through the act of slicing and splicing.
The resulting photographs allude to an imaginary place, idealised spaces or virtual spaces that exist beyond their fractured surfaces.
The act of physically merging landscapes from different parts of the world acts as a metaphor for the transitional nature of belonging in today’s globalised societies.
The Constructed Landscapes blur notions of space, memory and time to create a space that defies specificity and reflects the transience of our contemporary world.
Images: Dafna Talmor, “Untitled (JE-12121212-2)” from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2015, C-type print made from four collaged negatives // Mona Kuhn, AD6883, 2014, chromogenic dye coupler print // All images courtesy of Flowers Gallery London.
HER GROUND: WOMEN
THROUGH 31 AUGUST 2019
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