2020, gelatin silver hand prints, framed: 50 × 66 cm, ed. 3 + 2 AP each
The new photography series by Aneta Grzeszykowska is another radical self-portrait of the artist. The point of departure this time is 19th- and 20th-century photographs documenting psycho-physiological experiments on the human body and the drastic portraits from medical archives presenting early attempts at plastic surgery, carried out for example on battle veterans. Grzeszykowska’s photo diptychs present characteristic “emotional types” of the female face in a catalogue approach, classic black-and-white technology, and a frame especially developed by the artist.