“Smoking Kids,” an exhibition by photographer Frieke Janssens, confronts the persistence of smoking as a cultural status symbol by using child models posing with cigarettes.
© Frieke Janssens
Although cigarettes were not allowed on the premises of Janssens’
photo shoots and her subjects, aged 4 through 9, held fake cigarettes
made from cheese, incense and candles, the images highlight the
normalization of cigarette smoking and its glorification as a hallmark
of the retro aesthetic. Combining child models and vintage imagery, the
show prompts audiences to consider what smoking has meant in the past
and what it will become in the future.
Included as part of this exhibition is a preview of the artist’s work
in progress Your Last Shot, a a portrait series intended to reframe the
topic of death and remembrance.
The exhibition, in collaboration with Ingrid Deuss Gallery,
will be on view at the VII Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, from January
11 through February 8, 2013. The opening reception will be on January
10, 2013 at 7pm.
TV Ciência - Testemunho de Vida - A F.Q e o Transplante Pulmonar
Obrigada a toda a equipa da TV Ciência pela oportunidade de divulgar esta doença rara chamada Fibrose Quistica. Não se falou nos Transplantes Pulmonares mas gostaria de deixar aqui a esperança para todos os que sofrem desta doença que o Transplante Pulmonar pode ser a única salvação numa fase muito avançada e terminal da F.Q.