Gillian Wearing: Sous Influence

Les Musée De La Ville De Paris / Les Amis De Musée D’Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris
Laurence Bosse, Jean-Christophe Royoux, Angeline Scherf, and Jean-Charles Massera., 2001
Hardcover

Publisher: Editions Des Musées De La Ville De Paris

ISBN: 2 87900 567 1

Dimensions: 20,5 x 26 cm

Pages: 76 pages

Gillian Wearing’s photographs explore how public and private identities of ordinary people are self-fashioned and documented, using masks as a central theme. The masks, which range from literal disguises to voice dubbing, conceal the identities of her subjects and free them to reveal intimate secrets. In her portraits and self-portraits Wearing blurs the line between reality and fiction.
Published on the ocassion of the exhibition "Sous Influence" at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, from March 10 – May 6, 2001. Foreword by Laurence Bosse. Essays by Jean-Christophe Royoux, Angeline Scherf, and Jean-Charles Massera.