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Bettina Rheims »Bonkers – A Fortnight in London«

Bettina Rheims »Bonkers – A Fortnight in London«

After Shanghai and Paris – big cities that provided the setting for previous, internationally respected series of the artist – Bettina Rheims betook herself to the British capital for »Bonkers – A Fortnight in London«. In search of electrifying atmospheres and polarizing women of the Society of the metropolis, Bettina Rheims found herself in-between models, actors and British party girls. The artist and her protagonists plunge into a surreal and dull world of various visual patterns, erotic plays and the discovery of ones femininity. The large scale portraits and nudes show some women, whose societal as well as medial perception and reputation can at best be described as »It-Girls«. The portrayal of these women plays with stereotypes, consciously exaggerates clichés and challenges the deviation between their images in the media and their individual personality. The works are characteristically shaped by a noticeable intimacy and proximity with the artist and the models, in which Rheims manages to discover womanhood in new light and to portray it in a special, honest perspective. The substantially complex works consist of the Bettina Rheims’ artistic creativity, the skills of stylist Sascha Lilic, the fashion of Vivienne Westwood and frivolity of the Londoner group including the young women Amber Le Bon, Harriet Vernet, Mary Charteris, Portia Freeman and Morwenna Lytton Cobbold. CAMERA WORK is pleased to present the exhibition »Bonkers – A Fortnight in London« of Bettina Rheims since November 29, 2014. The exhibition takes place simultaneously with the »Euopäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin« (»European Month of Photography Berlin«).

Exhibition from September 19 to November 29, 2014
CAMERA WORK ⋅ Kantstrasse 149 ⋅ 10623 Berlin · Germany

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