Sep 15, 2016 — Oct 22, 2016
Galerie VU' is pleased to present "In Absence", a solo show by Monika Macdonald (born in 1969).
Macdonald moved to Stockholm after graduation and studied photography for two years.In year 2001 she moved to London and worked as a freelancer, primarily making reportage for newspapers and magazines. She returned to Sweden in 2007 and has since then focused on working with her self initiated project.
The title of Monika Macdonald’s exhibition, In Absence, can be read in different ways. It may be about a non-negative absence, where that which is absent is not necessarily something one misses. It may even harbour something good: People can grow stronger and clearer in the absence of something, as when you chop down an old spruce and the vegetation around it receives more light and nutrition and a new chance to bloom.And it may be about a very real sense of loss. About grief and longing.I imagine that the women in Monika Macdonald’s photographs are located in a borderland between freedom and loneliness, a place you easily end up in when you begin to explore life’s endless possibilities.
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