Rineke Dijkstra at Marian Goodman

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This solo show of new video works from the Dutch photographer features two works developed in collaboration with the Tate Liverpool on the occasion of the exhibition The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space: ‘The Weeping Woman’; a panorama of schoolchildren on three projections side by side, and ‘Ruth Drawing Picasso’, a schoolgirl’s quiet observation of Picasso’s painting ‘Weeping Woman’. For both works Dijkstra was inspired by the school groups visits to the museum. Also on view is a 4-channel HD video-installation ‘The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK (Megan, Simon, Nicky, Philip, Dee)’, 2009, for which the artist visited a nightclub  in Liverpool and asked some of the teenagers to come and dance to their favourite music in an especially constructed studio that was created on the nightclub’s dance floor on weekdays when the club was closed. The young dancers are filmed against a stark white background and projected a little larger than life-size on four different walls. The focus and strength of Rineke Dijkstra’s oeuvre continues to be capturing what is both uniquely personal and universal about her subjects in their rites of passage from childhood to adolescence.
Until 5 June.

The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK

The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK

The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK

Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool, 2009

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