Exhibition Shot, LhGWR / Paradigm II, 2016

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Gesture consists of a series of drawings derived from press photographs of world leaders' handshakes. These gestures mainly exist to be photographed, sending a rather cryptic message into the world. Comparing these with the results of academic research on hidden communicative signals enclosed in handshakes, Thom K analysed the gestures to come up with different conclusions. The string of companions and enemies’ handshakes gives insight in both the functions of public images and photojournalism as a medium. 

 

Form: 100 drawings on paper + printed email correspondence

 

Exhibitions: Balconism (MoMart), AG Kunstprijs 2015, Transition (DDWxGalerie_Pennings), Art RotterdamParadigma II (LhGWR)

Reviews: Policital Arts (ENG), Eindhovens Dagblad (NL), Villa Next Door (ENG)