Embryos and Estate Agents: L'Art de Vivre

For the concluding day of Josephine Pryde’s, artist Marysa Dowling leads a drop-in family workshop inspired by Pryde’s exhibition.

at Chisenhale

Embryos and Estate Agents: L’Art de Vivre features an entirely new body of photographic work commissioned for Chisenhale Gallery, for Pryde’s first solo presentation in a British gallery for six years.

The exhibition contains a set of colour Giclée prints and a set of photographic prints, all framed to the same width. Conception depicts three teenage girls who were asked by Pryde to pose for the camera as if they thought they might be pregnant. The other series, entitled It’s Not My Body, features photography of desert-like landscapes collaged with low resolution MRI scans of a human fetus and its mother. Issues around the reproduction of images, their political currency and intellectual value, as well as the potential impact of new imaging processes on debates around subjecthood and a woman’s right to choose are recognisable within Pryde’s conceptual application of photography. Here the status of what is—or is not—made visible within contemporary culture is a matter of framing; of creation and property relations.

Sunday 10 July, 2-5pm

Artist Marysa Dowling leads a drop-in family workshop inspired by Josephine Pryde’s exhibition.

The event is free but booking is strongly advised. Please contact mail@chisenhale.org.uk for further information or to make a reservation.


Opening Times
Event: Sunday 10 July, 2-5pm
Exhibition: 27 May – 10 July 2011

64 Chisenhale Road
E3 5QZ