Date of Lecture: 2003-11-14
British artist Jemima Stehli has become as identifiable a presence in the art world as she is in her photographs. Stehli restages iconic images from both recent moments of art history and popular culture. Her strategy is to draw attention to relationships of power, where objectification, agency and pleasure co-mingle. Stehli’s work proposes that while the female subject is in control of her image, she is at the same time the object of the photographic gaze. By resolutely including herself in her work, Stehli is making visible the idea that the artists identity is always present within the work of art.
Stehli lives and works in London, England and has earned international acclaim for her photographic performances. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and will be featured at the Toronto International Art Fair (Nov. 13th-17th/03).
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