The Hepworth Wakefield has announced that an exhibition of work by Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen will open at the Yorkshire-based gallery this summer.
On occasion of the exhibition, titled Hot Mirror, the photographer will choose a selection of images from her body of work from the last decade along with new photographs and collages which will be combined to make “image-poems” inspired by Surrealist collage artists. Hot Mirror will include Vivianne Sassen’s film Totem which will be displayed in an immersive mirror-walled environment purpose-built for The Hepworth Wakefield gallery.
Vivianne Sassen counts surrealism as among her formative inspirations, and Hot Mirror has been immaculately timed to complement the second exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield which looks at Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain.
“I look forward to showing at The Hepworth Wakefield concurrently with a Lee Miller exhibition; the curatorial and architectural context promises to offer a different visual perspective for the work,” Vivianne says of Hot Mirror. “Looking at my own images with new eyes is something I find truly exciting.”
Hot Mirror will run at The Hepworth Wakefield from 22 June — 7 October this year.