Title of the exhibition: Through the Looking Glass
Artworks by Victoria Verseau
Curated by Alba Baeza
Exhibition Dates: Friday 9 – Saturday 17 December 2016
9 December, 17-21h: Vernissage
17 December, 17-18h: Finissage event
“The intimate is political. Shared strategies of representation”
A conversation with Eleonora Fors Szuba (The Unstraight Museum, chairperson of the board), Victoria Verseau (artist) and Alba Baeza (curator)
The exhibition Through the Looking Glass, curated by Alba Baeza, presents works by Victoria Verseau at hangmenProjects for the first time. For this site-specific project, the artist's studio is recreated in the exhibition space, together with a selection of artworks.
Victoria Verseau works in a variety of media - including film, photography, sculpture and installation - through which she explores the mechanisms of gender construction and questions the limits between public exposure and private experience.
Focusing on Verseau's own background as transgender, the curator and the artist have engaged in a dialogue around the process of transition, with the aim of raising awareness and opening a discussion about the challenges it presents.
Victoria Verseau (Mariestad, 1988) is an artist and filmmaker based in Stockholm, where she is currently undertaking the Master Programme in Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan - KKH). Her artistic work has been presented at Galleri Mejan (KKH), among other venues. Her short film Exercise One, produced with the support of Swedish Film Institute, premiered in October 2016 at Cinema Queer film festival, and has also recently been screened at the cinema Folkets Bio. Beyond her academic projects, Through the Looking Glass is her first solo exhibition in Stockholm. More info: https://victoriaverseau.tumblr.com/
Alba Baeza (Barcelona, 1986) is a curator and writer currently based in Stockholm, where she is a candidate of the International Master Programme in Curating Art at Stockholm University. She has been curatorial assistant for the exhibition Fear Nothing She Says (2015-2016) at the National Museum of Sculpture in Valladolid, Spain; and the exhibition series What to Think. What to Desire. What to Do (2012-2013) at Caixaforum Barcelona, Spain, all curated by Rosa Martinez. She currently writes for the magazine Barcelonés and works part-time as a curatorial assistant for Statens konstråd – Public Art Agency Sweden. More info: www.albabaeza.com
Eleonora Fors Szuba will join artist and curator for a conversation at the finissage of the exhibition. She is chairperson of the board at The Unstraight Museum, a non-profit organization working to draw attention to LGBTQI related questions within exhibition contexts. Its purpose is to make non-normative and unstraight stories and history visible through cultural projects. More info: www.unstraight.org
Through the Looking Glass is curated by Alba Baeza as part of a degree project within Curating Art, International Master’s Programme at Stockholm University.