Women's Activism NYC

Gillian Wearing

By: Aleisann Wolliaston | Date Added:

s a conceptual artist from Birmingham, UK. Her work includes photography, video and text. Wearing’s most notable work is Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say. Signs is a street photography project, focusing on portraits of strangers she met in London. She approached each subject with paper and pen and asked them to write their thoughts down. Each of the subjects wrote something that changed her perception of them. Her work looks at individuality and how people see themselves.

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