Beyond Eden: Polixeni Papapetrou
22 October 2016 to 4 December 2016
Polixeni Papapetrou’s 30-year photographic career has seen her explore a variety of subjects. These have ranged from her early documentary-style portraits of drag queens, body builders and Elvis fans through to staged portraits of her children dressed in masks and costumes in front of real and imaginary backgrounds.
This exhibition brings together three recent series by Papapetrou: Lost psyche (2014), It’s all about me (2016) and Eden (2016). Each of these studio-based series explores concerns that have long been central to her practice, including role-play, performance and identity, as well as the history of art, mythology and religion. Furthermore, the works in this exhibition focus on Papapetrou’s explorations of the transitional stages of life, particularly the loss (and persistence) of childhood.