NOW ON VIEW: Good Vibrations, Sonja Yakovleva’s @sonja_yakovleva first solo show at the gallery, runs through 31 July 2021.
The exhibition is open Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM. Please bring with you a same-day negative COVID-19 test upon your visit.
«Good Vibrations brings together dense visual narratives of intimate s*xual encounters.
Yakovleva’s images at once arouse feelings of voyeurism and shame – something burned into the collective (female) memory. The unusual thing about Yakovleva’s work is not that women are depicted in a state of nakedness, but how this nudity is conspicuously presented in public. Social conventions have taught us that s*x and nakedness are personal, private matters, things primarily associated with individual needs. In Good Vibrations, however, the idea that s*x also has a societal component is up for discussion. Yakovleva’s pictorial landscapes are a radical attempt to place femininity at the center of the viewer’s attention and, by consciously exaggerating it, create a space in which the knowledge of and regard for female s*xuality can be redefined.»
Text by Sonja Maria Borstner @sxxmxxb
Image: Sonja Yakovleva, Pornokino, 2021, Paper cut, 220 x 500 cm
© Roman März