Belfast Exposed invites you to the Artist Talk with Xanthe Hutchinson, one of the MFA graduates exhibiting work in the group exhibition 'Anthropology' in Gallery I.
This is one of a series of Artist Talks we are hosting during 'Good Relations Week', discussing issues such as sectarianism, racism, human rights, physical and mental abuse, which are raised within the show.
About Xanthe Hutchinson
Xanthe Hutchinson is an award-winning female photographer based in the north of England. Her work primarily centres on the liminal quality of physical and non-physical change, with particular regard to adolescence and the trans body.
Her current work The Yellow Steps navigates with notions of visibility and change; primarily how the construct of gender is determined by what is visible. The work is a conceit for the way in which the trans body acts in opposition to this trope and moreover, as a site of cultural resistance.
Anthropology (MFA Graduate Degree Show)
"The works presented are universally human and deeply personal navigations of current climates and a response to exactly this moment in time. The exhibition sits with the process of grief and walks along the borders of small towns and fallen cities. Artists reckon with the aftermath of abuse and make sense of fluctuating architecture and the human effort to heal our natural environment. Perception is questioned and subverted to understand home, gender, and community. The work is steadfastly connected in rumination of our time and contemporary in the truest sense of the word."