Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
19th September - 22nd November 2009
Change of Place is the title of a joint work by New York artists. In interviews, women from diverse backgrounds are asked how they see themselves. The resulting photographs show not only those interviewed, but also the interpreters, subtly shifting the theme of the work to the question of what happens when information is translated from one language into another.
Andrea Geyer (*1971) was the prime discovery at documenta XII with her Spiral Lands I. In quietly revealing works made up of both image and text, photographs are combined with historical data, news and fictional travel reports.
Sharon Hayes (*1970) explores social realities by searching for historical parallels. She always chooses themes that have inscribed themselves in US history, with traumatic consequences.
Editor: Cynthia Chris
Authors: Konrad Bitterli, Stina Edblom
Artists: Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes
21 x 28 cm
193 color and b/w ills.