The artists Anna Krieps and Chantal Maquet have been invited to exhibit their works at the “Female Gaze”exhibition, organized by Artscape Contemporary Art Luxembourg.
Chantal Maquet’s artistic interest lies in the roles and clichés of people and the tensions between the individual and the creation of his/her identity in the context of society. She uses concrete examples from the recent past, such as the attitude of men towards their masculinity at the beginning of the 20th century. Chantal Maquet’s works are exhibited in private and public collections in Luxembourg and Germany.
Anna Krieps graduated in Photography and Media Art from the Art Institute of Visual Arts (Netherlands) in 2012 and holds a Master’s degree in Art Direction from ÉCAL in Lausanne. In 2011, she participated in an exchange program at the Boston Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she had the privilege of being able to practice with the Big Shot camera, developed by Polaroid from 1971 to 1973. Until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol was the first and most enthusiastic user of the Big Shot camera, with which he took hundreds of Polaroid portraits, including his famous self-portrait fright wig in this massive 81.3 x 55.9 cm format. Thanks to her skilled handling of the Big Shot, Anna Krieps gives us an offbeat image of masculinity in our time with her very own depiction of American drag queens.
“Female Gaze” exhibition. On display from October 17th 2019 to February 29th 2020. Foundry, 38 Route d’Esch L-1470 Luxembourg. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and by reservation. More information on www.artscape.lu