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FROM / TO14/09/2018 - 18/11/2018
LOCATIONFoam Museum of PhotographyFoam Fotografiemuseum
1017 DS Amsterdam
Paul Mpagi Sepuya – Double Enclosure
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (1982, VS) explores the conventions of portrait photography and the role of the studio in his work. Sepuya’s photographs often contain fragments or compilations from earlier work, which appear in the image as strips or cuttings, overlap the camera lens or are pasted to the mirror of the studio in which he is taking his photos. Thus his images are not collages in the true sense of the word, but ingenious compositions created in front of the lens and recorded in a single shot.
Sepuya’s work is rooted in homoerotic visual culture. Friends, muses and intimates from the queer community are the subject of his work. Body parts are revealed and concealed: the entire naked body is rarely shown. His provocative approach arouses a feeling of desire, to see what is hidden. This makes his work more than a dialogue of intimate relationships between the artist and those portrayed; it is also a visual exploration of ideas surrounding representation, identity and sexuality.
Keizersgracht 609 - Amsterdam