Septembre, 2018

sam08sep(sep 8)9 h 00 minsam27oct(oct 27)17 h 00 minShe could have been a cowboyAnja LenaRavestijn Gallery, Westerdoksdijk 603-A 1013 BX AmsterdamType d'événement:Exposition,Photographie

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The Ravestijn Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the latest series by Norwegian artist Anja Niemi who continues her investigations of the self. This time she turns the lens to a life lived under the constraints of conformity. Every day her fictional character finds herself trapped in the same pink dress, but what she really wants is to be a cowboy, dressed in fringe and leather, riding horses in the Wild West. Through this series of photographs with multiple layers and possible interpretations, Niemi delivers her most political work to date.

Suppose I were to tell you
about this cowboy
who’s not really a cowboy,
not in the regular sense of the term,
not in the sense that she drives cattle,
or rides horses,
or wears cowboy hats,
not yet anyway.

This cowboy is imaginary but she exists,
like a sculpture trapped
inside a block of marble
waiting for her line of flight,
waiting for the sculptor
to start chiseling away at the stone.

by Lena Niemi


Septembre 8 (Samedi) 9 h 00 min - Octobre 27 (Samedi) 17 h 00 min


Ravestijn Gallery

Westerdoksdijk 603-A 1013 BX Amsterdam

Ravestijn GalleryWesterdoksdijk 603-A 1013 BX Amsterdam