Curated by Mario Popham, She Appeared to Vanish showcases work by international artists who question the representation of women across visual culture, using strategies that disrupt, frustrate and challenge the camera’s unblinking gaze; a gaze historically associated with an objectifying and male viewpoint.
Reaching beyond purely photographic methods, and drawing on wider traditions of painting, sculpture, surrealist collage and performance, the work in the exhibition asks the viewer to consider the act of viewing the female form and its historical and contemporary implications.
Making a virtue of difference, the work in the exhibition cuts across cultural and continental boundaries and traditions. And yet, for their diversity, an uncanny sense of mystery and tension permeates through these works, each operating in the charged space between absence and presence; disguise and disclosure.
With works by: Céline Bodin, Delphine Diallo, Sarah Eyre, Eva Stenram, Pinar Yolaçan