Harem babes me and the lover boy
This series looks at the representation of gender identity in relation to 18-19th century Iranian painting. The men and women in the images of this period have very similar facial and bodily features; at times it is only the style of headgear that distinguishes male from female. Through photography and self-performance, this work explores the notion of gender ambiguity and draws a connection with the Western European painting of the same era.
Ksenia Burnasheva • Berta De la Rosa • Shirin Fathi • Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari • Sam Taylor • Fedor Toshchev • Nikolas Ventourakis •