Terrains of the Body: Photography from NMWA@Whitechapel Gallery
In celebration of the UK Friends of NMWA’s 10th anniversary and the Museum’s 30th anniversary, we sponsored an exhibition of work by 17 contemporary women photographers from 23 countries who explore ideas using the human body. These artists extend the scope of feminist performances, body art, and videos from the 1970s. In turning their cameras to women—including themselves—they embrace the female body as a practical and vital medium for expressing identity, reflecting individual and collective experiences, and forming narratives. Curated by NMWA’s Chief Curator, Dr. Kathryn Wat, Terrains of the Body: Photography from NMWA included works by Candida Höfer, Justine Kurland, Nikki S. Lee, Shirin Neshat and Hellen van Meene.
The exhibition was shown at the Whitechapel Gallery from 18 January to 16 April 2017. It marked a fabulous celebration of women and women in the arts, and spread the word about NMWA all over the world.
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