Every week a female Portrait
The second of our series: ‘Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features’ (1981) by Adrian Piper.
“Adrian Piper (born 1948) is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. Her work addresses how and why those involved in more than one discipline may experience professional ostracism, otherness, racial passing, and racism by using various traditional and non-traditional media to provoke self-analysis. She uses reflection on her own career as an example.” (Wikipedia)
As Women are mostly overseen, ignored or written out of history, it’s time we look into their work!
For this series we recommend the book ‘Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits’ (2016) by Frances Borzello.