The work of Annette Messager persistently questions notions of identity, especially that of women in society and in art. She makes use of traditionally ‘female’ activities like knitting and needlework, combining them with photography, drawing and painting to create images which typically consist of several parts or pieces. For Messager, these fragments reflect the diversity of demands which disjoint a woman’s life.
These poetic and haunting creations have brought a Europe-wide renown for Messager, but this is her first comprehensive show in London. The exhibition bring together work spanning ten years and includes works which the artist has selected specifically for the Centre.
Organised with Arnolfini, Bristol, in association with Cornerhouse, Manchester. Supported by Visiting Arts, Association Française d’Action Artisique and Ministere des Affaires Estrangeres, France. After it’s London showing, the exhibition will tour to the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.