Her Kind (Possible self-portrait), 2021 © Lotta Antonsson
Exhibition Period: September 11 – October 30, 2021
Opening: September 10, 2021, 7 pm
The exhibition I am Silver presents artworks that deal with the search for identity and the objectification of womanhood. Based on the aesthetics of the 1960s and 1970s – a time of social upheaval – Lotta Antonsson complements vintage photographs from her private archive of fashion, erotic and lifestyle magazines with natural materials such as stones, corals, and shells. The artist explores in her work the historical and photographic representation and stereotyping of the female body under formal and psychological aspects. A recurring theme in her work has involved feminist perspectives reconstructing cultural treatment of the female body in particular.
Lotta Antonsson (*1963) belongs to a generation of artists who emerged in the early 1990s and addressed the objectification of women. She studied fine arts and photography in Stockholm at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design and at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen and she was a professor of photography (2007-2016) at the Valand of Art and Design in Gothenburg. Her works have been in numerous international exhibitions, including the Västerås Konsthall (2020), the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga (2019), Photobiennale in Brighton (2010) and the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea (2012).
The Gallery represents an international portfolio with a focus on the new generation of photography-based artists, rounded out by icons from Scandinavia. The gallery represents artists who use photography as a starting point for conceptual and interdisciplinary practices that span performance, sculpture, video and installation. The gallery program encompasses a broad spectrum of approaches, ranging from experimental approaches to the photographic medium to critical engagements with representation and social issues.
Dorothée Nilsson Gallery
Potsdamer Strasse 65
Wednesday – Saturday
12 – 18 h and by appointment