EXHIBITION ‘GIRLS IN PARIS’ - BY SANDER DEKKER
Josilda da Conceição Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of the artist Sander Dekker in Amsterdam. The exhibition will showcase the powerful stories and photographs of eight women from Paris. This exhibition is the result of his journey to France a few years ago, where he was commissioned to create a feminist calendar.
Dekker felt truly honored. Not only because they had chosen him – a man – based on his previous projects in which he established intimate connections with people he had never met, but also because freedom and equality are always at the heart of his photography.
To his surprise, he discovered that France still has a significant gap between men and women, with domestic violence against women often downplayed and not taken seriously. This realization prompted him to pack his bags and head back to Paris to meet and photograph women who are part of a new generation - a wave of strong women challenging the status quo and deconstructing paradigms.
The result of his journey is an exhibition that showcases these women’s stories and their struggles for self-expression, equality, and sexuality. The photographs are accompanied by excerpts from the conversations, printed on transparent canvases that shield the works, requiring visitors to read them first before viewing the photos. This presentation is a snapshot of what drives them, the conservative thinking they face, and the controversies that arise from it. Through their beautiful struggle, they are instigating their own kind of French Revolution.