A 21st Century Feminist

The "Readings" series

by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2015

Photo print under acrylic by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2015
Photo print under 5mm acrylic layer. Edition of 35.
10 x 15 x 1 cm.
$NZ 200 or €90 plus postage/packaging.

"Josephine's Mother" + "A 21st Century Feminist" are about perception: reading and being read.

The mother looks alert and details such as a watch and the wall plug indicate that hers is a contemporary world, although she wears clothing typical of a bygone age.

This is the current daily attire of my daughter-in-law. In the Netherlands she is frowned at because it is assumed that she comes from a conservative background, while in New Zealand people tended to respond out of curiousity. This is a contemporary portrait of a young Dutch woman, whose outer appearance is read in strongly contrasting ways between New Zealand and in the Netherlands.

These titles point to a feminist perspective being similiar to an alternate cultural perspective.

Laminated Print with A4 envalope by Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn
In the exhibition Te Tiriti | The Treaty - a bicultural conversation.
Two prints of the work, "Josephine's Mother" flank
a print of "A 21st Century Feminist"


2015    Te Tiriti | The Treaty - a bicultural conversation Kings Theatre Gallery, Kawakawa, Aotearoa | New Zealand.

The "Readings" series

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