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Gillian Wearing - Family Stories

Date: 13. oct. 2017 - 7. jan. 2018
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The respected British artist Gillian Wearing is engrossed by people and their relations. In a new exhibition she shows both touching and unpleasant stories of families and solidarities.

In her works Gillian Wearing (b. 1963) gives perfectly ordinary people a voice – documenting private narratives, examining family constructs and exploring the boundaries between the private and the public.

Looking for the truth
She often incorporates herself or members of her family directly in her art, raising questions about how relationships with other people help shape our identity.


"I just look for situations where there is an element of truth. People can't relate to a made-up fantasy of what a family is; they might aspire to it for themselves. But if they are to view someone else's situation then they want something that is honest", says Gillian Wearing.

Read more about the exhibition

Photos:

Gillian Wearing, Self Portrait at Three Years Old, 2004
Framed c-type print. 182 x 122 cm. © Gillian Wearing. Courtesy: Maureen Paley, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Gillian Wearing, Self Portrait at 17 Years Old, 2003
Framed c-type print.115,5 x 92 cm. Heather Podesta Collection © Gillian Wearing. Courtesy: Maureen Paley, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Gillian Wearing, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say. I'M DESPERATE, 1992–1993. c-type print mounted on aluminium. Drawing, markerpen on paper. 44.5 x 29.7 cm. © Gillian Wearing. Courtesy: Maureen Paley, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

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