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Marianne Wex, ‘Let’s Take Back Our Space’ (Detail)

MARIANNE WEX: LET’S TAKE BACK OUR SPACE
11 JANUARY – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

“Originally a painter, inspired by both the figuration of Paula Modersohn-Becker and pop art, Wex’s research into body language led her gradually towards photography. Several years of gathering images in the streets of Hamburg in the mid-1970s produced a collection of more than 5000, which Wex supplemented with images rephotographed from art history catalogues as well as mass media; photojournalism, advertisements, pornography, mail order catalogue clippings, and publicity shots. From this enormous image bank, Wex constructed Let’s Take Back Our Space, a speculative and polemical history of body language and physiology, extending backwards from the present to ancient Egypt.”

Tanya Leighton
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
10785 Berlin


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