Nan Goldin and Marina Abramovic are among the artists exhibiting in a new Photography and video exhibition drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery 18 January -16 April.
The exhibition includes 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.
Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
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. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only international museum dedicated to the exhibition, preservation, and acquisition of works by women artists.
Images: Left Detail Nan Goldin Right Marina Abramović courtesy Whitechapel gallery and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts 18 January – 16 April 2017, Whitechapel Gallery 7 Visit Here