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Ellen Gallagher focuses her gaze on the way social myths manifest themselves in images, signs and symbols. She collects and combines historically-charged photos, magazine cutouts and other narrative materials, transforming them into paper collages, prints, paintings and films in a way that compels the viewer to question the supposed facts. Racism, identity and the transformations within culture …

Ellen Gallagher focuses her gaze on the way social myths manifest themselves in images, signs and symbols. She collects and combines historically-charged photos, magazine cutouts and other narrative materials, transforming them into paper collages, prints, paintings and films in a way that compels the viewer to question the supposed facts. Racism, identity and the transformations within culture play central roles in this process. Gallagher draws her figuration from mid century American "race" magazines. In Ebony, Our World and Sepia, advertisements for hair styles, wigs and skin …

Institution

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CAPRI
Düsseldorf

Location

Ackerstr. 26
Düsseldorf, DE