The IVAM, in collaboration with the British Council, brings to Spain the exhibition “Gillian Wearing” designed by the artist specifically with IVAM exhibition hall in mind.
Gillian Wearing’s work is a response to the search for identity of many individuals in a society that tends to uniformity and the globalisation of human behaviour. An analysis that generates portraits which reflect a fragile balance between self-awareness and the perceived image, between public and private, between the true image and the projected image.
Thus Gillian Wearing explores the nature of identity and the complexities of human personality, extrapolating it to the idea of collectivity as if it were a jigsaw puzzle with an infinite number of pieces.
Influenced by the documentalist aesthetic of the 1970s, her work appeals to the individual’s ability to listen to other voices and experiences, and in this way, through the eyes of art, she provides a portrait in which photography, video and sculpture are used to explore the complexity of human relations and everyday life.