Friday, 9 July 2010
Friday 9th June: Anna Leader @ Campagne Première
You may remember this image by Anna Leader from my coverage of the group show "You, Me & Everybody else" in May. Her collection "The Making of a Warrior" has been taken down in London and flown to Berlin to be shown at Galerie Campagne Première alongside Victor Burgin, Ryan Gander, Friederike Hamann and Uriel Orlow. "HORS D'OEUVRE " opens this evening which is a serendipitous date for Anna as the project was an investigation into her identity being pregnant for the first time and tomorrow is her due date!
Anna has sent me some test shots from when she was working on the order of the images - taking a self portrait each week of her pregnancy. You can see her initial vegetable warrior mask which was later replaced but a FBstyle pimped up version (as seen in the final top image and on Anna's desk). We both agreed that although her asparagus nose was somewhat becoming, I may be able to conjure up something more "couture". Thanks to Amy Gwatkin for sending a portrait of Anna sitting at her desk..............you know I love a good snoop round a studio..........of which more to follow..........
If you are in Berlin (whilst Anna is giving birth in London!), here are the deats:
10 July - 18 September 2010, Tue - Fr 1 - 6 p.m, Sat 11 a.m - 6 p.m.
Galerie Campagne Première Berlin