For MiArt 2018, Gianni Manhattan presents a duo exhibition with American
artist Jamie Sneider and Austrian photographer Marina Faust.
Both practices address a notion of portraiture in relation to female
Jamie Sneider utilises the medium of painting and sculpture. Residues of
communities, house work and female labour: processes of washing, dying that
are being translated into marble cast sculptures of washboards and the
re-enactment of hand dying with heavy canvas and natural dyes such as squid
ink, coffee and urine.
Marina Faust’s photographs are enlargements of collaged stickers of female
features that are then photographed and printed on silk paper that is
normally used in photographic archives. Her transfigured portraits consist of
layers of signifiers that were traditionally used to refer to standardised
categories such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality. Faust deconstructs these
elements and reassembles them, depicting layers of a dichotomy and awareness
of female subjectivity.