Photographing the female body
The Whitechapel Gallery's new show, Terrains of the Body, uses photographs from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The Terrains of the Body exhibition showcases photography and video from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington DC, featuring 17 artists from across the globe. Nan Goldin's gritty portraits of her friends and lovers explore the highs and lows of relationships. (Self-Portrait in Kimono with Brian, NYC, 1983)
Hellen van Meene
Hellen van Meene is best known for portraits such as this, with teenage girls as her subject. (Untitled (83), 2000)
Marina Abramovic uses her own body as the subject of her art. (The Hero, 2001)
Kirsten Justesen, of Denmark, trained in classical sculpture, but now works across genres from performance to installation. (Portaet I Arkiv Med Samling [Portrait in cabinet with collection], 2013)
Charlotte Gyllenhammar's art often turns things upside down. (Fall III, 1999)
Daniela Rossell's work captures the lavish lives of Mexico's ultra-rich. (Medusa, from the Ricas y famosas series, 1999)
Icelandic Love Corporation
The Icelandic Love Corporation is a group of three artists who met at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in 1996, and whose works look at femininity through humour. (Where Do We Go from Here?, 2000) Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts is at the Whitechapel Gallery until 16 April 2017.