I’m really keen to catch this new exhibition opening at the Whitechapel Gallery in London on 18 January 2017. The image which drew me in to read more about it is this ‘Untitled’ photograph from Hellen van Meene in 2000.
The Guardian publicises the exhibition as:
‘An intriguing group show culled from the archives of the National Museum of Women in Washington that looks at the female body as a medium for visual storytelling and personal revelation. Artists such as Marina Abramović, Nan Goldin, Justine Kurland, Hellen van Meene and Shirin Neshat turn the camera on themselves to explore female identity and experience in the contemporary world though still images, video and installation.’
I think the exhibition may be particularly useful given my impending next assignment which requires me to develop ideas for a self-portrait.