The Announciation, a new solo show by Elina Brotherus at gb agency, is also the title of a new series of photographs initiated in 2009, which retraces Elina Brotherus' work back to photographs stemming from her own personal experience and her will to put on the stage a still taboo subject: the infertility. Alongside these unsuccessful attempts and while she was staying in New York, Elina Brotherus realized two films: "Wrong Face" and "Francesca Woodman's Aunts" shot on 16mm. Unlike her photographs which state the grim reality of the impossibility to have a child in the form of a diary, the two films reveal another face: that of a resolutely free and creative woman in her artistic practice.
The exhibition underlines this duality in the artist's life and shows Elina Brotherus' wish to keep on questioning the issue of the self and of the intimate. Through her compositions referring to history of art and to classical painting, Elina Brotherus reinterprets and modernize the symbolism and the sense of the Announciation.
Opening : Saturday, May 25, 4 - 9 pm