- Shadi Ghadirian: Untitled (woman in cellar), from the series Miss Butterfly, 2011
© Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick: King of the Birds, 2007
© Kahn & Selesnick. Courtesy of the artists and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Hellen van Meene: Untitled #465, 2014
© Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston presents fantastical visions and magical scenes by five contemporary photographers: ‘Make Believe’ is on display from 20 July 2019 to 20 January 2020.
‘Make Believe’ transports viewers into an enchanted realm where sleeping figures float, women weave spiderwebs, magicians cause children to disappear, and homemade airships fly over icebergs. The group exhibition brings together five artists who stage fantastical scenes in order to address a wide spectrum of social and cultural issues – including the role of women in the Middle East, climate change, the passage from childhood to adolescence, and existential fears of loneliness and loss.
The represented artists are Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian (b. 1974), Dutch artist Hellen van Meene (b. 1972), Italian photographer Paolo Ventura (b. 1968), and the artist duo Nicholas Kahn (b. 1964, USA) and Richard Selesnick (b. 1964, UK).
For further details see Museum of Fine Arts Boston