Beyond Eden: Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou’s 30-year photographic career has seen her explore a variety of subjects. These have ranged from her early documentary-style portraits of drag queens, body builders and Elvis fans through to staged portraits of her children dressed in masks and costumes in front of real and imaginary backgrounds.

Art Exhibition previously on at Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 22 October 2016 to Sunday 04 December 2016

Beyond Eden: Polixeni Papapetrou image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 15 August 2016.
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This exhibition brings together three recent series by Papapetrou: Lost psyche (2014), It’s all about me (2016) and Eden (2016). Each of these studio-based series explores concerns that have long been central to her practice, including role-play, performance and identity, as well as the history of art, mythology and religion. Furthermore, the works in this exhibition focus on Papapetrou’s explorations of the transitional stages of life, particularly the loss (and persistence) of childhood.