The photographic and cinematic work of Finnish artist Elina Brotherus to be shown in Austria for the first time. Fotohof Salzburg, 25 November, 2016 until 21 January, 2017.
The twenty-year retrospective ‘Elina Brotherus: The Role of the Model’, curated by Gilles Mora for the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, features the photographic and cinematic work of Finnish artist Elina Brotherus, now also to be shown in Austria for the first time. The exhibition focuses on the role of the model in the artist's work; after its run at Fotohof, it is scheduled to go on show at the Turku Art Museum.
As with Claude Cahun before her and perhaps also Cindy Sherman, the self-staging is to be seen here not just as part of a reflection on one's own sense of self between catharsis and play, but also more generally as a reference to the visual arts.
Continually working on the image and an autonomous appearance within that image affords the artist the freedom to confide in intimate moments with the viewer in a sort of soliloquy, albeit in encrypted form; and, as an ally, the viewer is then able to join her as she embarks on her wanderings and travels around the world.
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