Lia Sophie Laukant, Handle with Care, 2020
Lia Sophie Laukant, Handle with Care, 2020 

Self on stage

26/10/2023 - 02/12/2023

Braubachstrasse 9 
60311 Frankfurt am Main

We are pleased to present in the current exhibition Self of Stage. 17 Women. 17 Positions, a selection of international female artists who work both in front of and behind the camera. It has been put together by the Frankfurt journalist and photography expert Freddy Langer. He responds to the magnificent traveling exhibition Feminism Avantgarde, SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna, with works from the 1970s by Valie Export and Orlan, Cindy Sherman and Annegret Soltau, among others, by asking how the examination of the self is represented in female photography today. Freed from the social role attributions that the previous generation had to fight against, the women photographers stake out a wide range of themes. They leave behind the radical emancipatory struggle. Now there are just as many examples of wry humor as there are moments of melancholy. And with unconcealed matter-of-factness, these young women plunder what has accumulated in the canon of art history.