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Part 3 Project 1 contd : Autobiographical self-portraiture Gillian Wearing

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Figure 1. Gillian Wearing taken from Album (2003).

In the work Album (2003) the artist has recreated original images taken from her own family album. The interesting part is that this time around, instead of her father, or mother or brother appearing in the image we have Gillian disguised by the wearing of a mask of the original subject of the image. The images are extremely convincing and this is part of what makes the viewer consider the effects of the relationships that exist between family members, described as the “tragic struggle between the unique self and the smothering hand of genetic destiny,”(Bravin & Lee, 2003).


Bravin & lee, (2003). Gillian Wearing – Album, New York Times (ONLINE) AT:

List of illustrations


(accessed 3 July 2016)