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Andréhn-Schiptjenko: Francesca Woodman - 10 Nov 2016 to 22 Dec 2016

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10 Nov 2016 to 22 Dec 2016
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m
Andréhn-Schiptjenko
Hudiksvallsgatan 8
Stockholm
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Francesca Woodman - Self-portrait at 13, Antella, Italy, 1972
(E.1) Ed. of 40, Gelatin silver estate print, 17,2 x 16,8 cm (image size), 44,2 x 43,2 cm (
Courtesy George and Betty Woodman © The Estate of Francesca Woodman


Artists in this exhibition: Francesca Woodman


Francesca Woodman

November 10 - December 22, 2016 

Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to announce the gallery's first solo-exhibition of the work of Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), opening on Thursday November 10 and running through December 22, 2016.


Francesca Woodman was an American photographer known for her large and singular oeuvre. Her photography exhibits many influences, ranging from symbolism to surrealism to fashion photography and to a great extent explores issues of gender and self. Using herself as the prime subject of her photographs these are not self-portraits in a conventional sense but rather dialogues with the self and an exploration of representation of the body in relation to its surroundings. On her frequent use of herself as a model, she observed "It's a matter of convenience -- I'm always available."

The exhibition takes the artist's first work Self-portrait at 13 (1971) as starting point. In this photograph Woodman is using what can best be described as a homemade "selfie-stick" and the resulting image is partially blurred and her face obscured by her own hair. This seminal work points to what will become Woodman's interest in how people relate to space and how that relationship can be played out in two-dimensional images.

The exhibition displays a few dozens of works selected from the large body of work that Woodman produced in just under a decade. The selection revolves around the artist's work on the relationship of the body to its surroundings and the images that seem to reflect a simultaneous desire to reveal and conceal the body. In re-interpreting the traditional nude and in blurring the line between object and subject at a transitional time in photography Woodman's work is of historical importance, alongside her contemporaries such as Ana Mendieta and Hannah Wilke. It is also intensely relevant today.

Woodman's work has been widely exhibited and also the subject of extensive critical study. Recent significant solo presentations include On being an angel, Moderna Museet Stockholm (2015-2016), touring to Foam Amsterdam (2016) and to Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris (2016) and Francesca Woodman, Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco 2011-2012) touring to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2012).


For further information and images please contact Ebba von Beetzen 


Andréhn-Schiptjenko 
Hudiksvallsgatan 8, Stockholm • info@andrehn-schiptjenko.com
Phone: +46 (0)8 612 00 75 • Fax: +46 (0)8 612 00 76
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m, Saturday noon-4 p.m.


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