The exhibition gives an overview of the exceptional oeuvre of American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) who died at a young age.
ABOUT FRANCESCA WOODMAN. ON BEING AN ANGEL
Before committing suicide at the age of twenty-two, Woodman explored themes such as gender, representation, sexuality and corporality. She used photography as an extremely personal means of expression, as if wearing her skin inside out. Woodman’s photographs showcase a range of symbolist and surrealist influences, and in many cases they evoke oppressive feelings. Francesca Woodman’s photographs were shown in a number of major international exhibitions and they have inspired artists all over the world.
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ABOUT ANNA TELLGREN
Anna Tellgren (1964) is curator of the exhibition Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel (2015) at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, where she has been curator of photography since 2004. She promoted and was researcher and lecturer at the Department of Art History at Stockholm University. Tellgren is a committee member of the ‘Nordic Network for the History and Aesthetics of Photography’ and is the Associate Editor of Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History. She previously curated the Arbus, Model, Strömholm exhibition and was the editor of the catalogue with the same title, published in 2005 by Steidl.
ABOUT KIM KNOPPERS
Kim Knoppers (1976) has been a curator at Foam Museum since 2011. She studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. She was previously curator at De Beyerd Center of Contemporary Art and has also worked as a freelance curator. She has curated group exhibitions including Remind (2003), Exotics (2008), Snow is White (2010, together with Joris Jansen) and Re-Search (2012), and solo exhibitions by WassinkLundgren, Onorato & Krebs, Jan Hoek, Lorenzo Vitturi, Jan Rosseel, JH Engström, Geert Goiris, Broomberg & Chanarin, Anne de Vries and Paul Bogaers amongst others.
The exhibition Francesca Woodman. On Being an Angel has been organized by the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in collaboration with the Estate of Francesca Woodman.