Julia Peirone Solo Exhibition at Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Julia Peirone – Girls, Girls, Girls
4.11.2017 – 18.03.2018
Julia Peirone is one of the most interesting Nordic artists today. Since her debut at the turn of the century 2000, Peirone has explored identity and the photographic image, often with a focus on young women, in series that mirror aspects of vulnerability, shame and sexuality connected to childhood and the transition to adulthood.
Above all, Julia Peirone is interested in how reality exists through the image and how we encounter ourselves in images. She poses questions about what a photographic image can be and what it can do, what its strengths and limitations are. In an age that is heavily influenced by social media and a visual culture that not seldom is used to create identity and shape the person one wants to be, the uncontrollable and vulnerable become important themes. And the gap between the world and our thoughts about the world.
It is a great honour for the Gothenburg Museum of Art to present Julia Peirone’s first major museum exhibition comprising around one hundred works, both newly produced works and loans from private collections, in the media of photography, video and sculpture, among others.
As part of the process of increasing the knowledge about artists who are represented in the museum’s collection, the exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue.