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Artists on Artists: Genevieve Gaignard on Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

Waiting, 2015 © Genevieve Gaignard, courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian Gallery

Artists on Artists: Genevieve Gaignard on Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

Lecture

Genevieve Gaignard’s work mixes elements of self-portraiture, collage, and sculpture to present nuanced issues surrounding race, beauty, and cultural identity. Gaignard’s staged photographs create a platform for what she calls “persona-play-performances” within these spaces. The performances enacted within her photographic works are a combination of autobiography and allegory. Responding to the photographs on view in Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin, Gaignard will expand on how these three legendary practitioners have influenced her own photographic work.

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