Live Dangerously reveals the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world. Groundbreaking artists use humor, drama, ambiguity, and innovative storytelling to illuminate the landscape as means of self-empowerment and personal expression. This presentation is drawn from NMWA’s collection of modern and contemporary photography and enhanced by key loans that feature women connected to nature through the lens of the female gaze.
A major section of the exhibition showcases the performative and fantastical works of Janaina Tschäpe. For the first time, NMWA will exhibit all 100 large-scale photographs in the series 100 Little Deaths (1996–2002), in which the artist stages her own body within sites from her travels around the world.