Alex Giegold is part of #TheGalleryProject. #TheGalleryProject includes artworks from 47 artists from 27 different countries. Each work reflects a unique perspective and as a whole, the exhibition series refuses to present a standardized narrative. Rather, it becomes clear that being queer means something different to each artist, whether sexually, politically, or aesthetically.
Each artist represented in the exhibition has developed their own strategies for coping with their lived realities and addressing (or not addressing) them in their art. The works displays sex, fragility, anger, courage, hope, nihilism, strength, fear, and beauty.
About the artist:
Alex Giegold is a queer photographer and artist resident in Berlin. With her work she is questioning power structures in visual culture. She systematically engages in phenomena of social normalization. She is also part of the duo Giegold & Weiß.
About the artwork:
Some of the women* in the portrait series _in your mind are classified as mentally ill, others as healthy. Some of them get ambulant treatment or complete care, others live a so called normal life. This work questions the visual detention of people.
The project PARAdays shows the extract of a two-year journey, a search for and struggle about identities in a heteronormative world. Using a system of tagging it reflects both mechanisms of rememberance and the archiving of personal footage.
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