I am Silver

Berlin | ArtRegion: Friedrichshain

Dorothée Nilsson Gallery

Lotta Antonsson: I am Silver

11. September – 30. Oktober 2021

The exhibition I am Silver by Lotta Antonsson presents artworks from different periods that deal with the search for identity and the objectification of the female body. The title of the exhibition is based on the poem The Mirror (1960) by Sylvia Plath, who – like Lotta Antonsson – uses mirror symbolism as a metaphor for a search for identity. While experiencing the conflict between rejection and acceptance of the definition of identity and autonomous perception of the ‚self‘ and the ‚other‘, both strive for self-knowledge by refuting the objectified identity imposed on them by society.                                                                                                                               Based on the aesthetics of the 1960s and 1970s – a time of social upheaval – Lotta Antonsson complements vintage photographs from her private archive of fashion magazines like Twen, Das Magazin, and Playboy with natural materials such as stones, corals, and shells. The artist explores the historical and photographic representation and stereotyping of the female body and the male gaze under formal and psychological aspects.

Lotta Antonsson (*1963) belongs to a generation of artists who emerged in the early 1990s and addressed the objectification of women, the male gaze, and the search for identity with irony and self-distance. She studied fine arts and photography in Stockholm and Copenhagen and was a professor of photography at the Academy of Photography in Gothenburg.


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Wednesday - Saturday, 12 am - 6 pm or by appointment

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free

Dorothée Nilsson Gallery
Potsdamer Strasse 65
10785 Berlin