July 2011 - Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå, Sweden
Embla and Freja visiting the exhibition ‘Twins’ and learning about how gender matters.
Leica M9, Canon 50 mm f/1.4 LTM
8.6.2011 - 28.8.2011
From the Pressrelease:
»Twins – Heidi Lunabba
The exhibition shown at Museum Anna Nordlander this summer is called ‘Twins’ and centres on the question How do you communicate gender?
Artist Heidi Lunabba has, together with groups of children, investigated how you can build a gender with the help of clothes, gestures, makeup, hair, glances and poses. The children have built their own representation of being both boy and girl which Heidi Lunabba later has perpetuated as photographs.
The basis for the exhibition has been fashion magazines like Vogue Bambini, that specializes on fashion for children, and analysis of these magazines made by curator and Ph. d Annamari Vänskä. The exhibition deals with questions regarding different perceptions of gender and how we accentuate and define gender by visual signals.
The project asks its viewer several questions: Can I think beyond the norms that genderize children? Why do I want to know the ‘real’ gender of the child and why is gender important at all?
Heidi Lunabba (b. 1977) works with social art projects, often inviting people to participate. Through installations, photography and video she explores questions on identity, gender and communication. She has an MA in fine arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and is based in Helsinki, Finland.«