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"Lilith in da House": Self-portraits in strangers' houses on view at Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam
Lilith, Imaginary Spouse, 2012. Photo: Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery.
AMSTERDAM.- Dutch Art Photographer Henriëtte van Gasteren (Sevenum, 1964), using the artist name Lilith, is a storyteller with a passion for photography. Since 2006 her self-portraits have been telling her stories. Her recurring themes have been women, identity, female archetypes, gender bending and of course, life itself. But above all freedom and equality.

Lilith creates humorous, ironic self-portraits around her own home. A house shows who we are and over 5 years Lilith shared her home with her audience. Every corner of the room appears in her extraordinary photography. A story in images about women, vulnerability, eroticism and much more.

Now the time for change has come. For her latest series of self-portraits homeowners unknown to her have offered their houses as sets. After she contacted the newspapers dozens of house owners offered their homes for her new self-portraits. Lilith visited the houses, often without the presence of the owner, their faith in her shown by giving her their house keys and carte blanche to use the rooms as she wished.

Lilith, in both her life and her work communicates with the things discovered around her so in these new and strange sites the artistic possibilities explode with often surprising results. Her photography changes but still remains unmistakably ‘Lilith’. This is a project which she hopes to extend even further by traveling abroad to use homes.



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September 10, 2012

Comprehensive retrospective of African artist El Anatsui opens at the Denver Art Museum

Richard Tuttle searches for a new type of sculpture in Systems, VIII-XII on view at the Pace Gallery

New paintings by American pioneer of hard-edged shaped canvases Charles Hinman at Marc Straus

New film project and a group of current photographic works by Thomas Demand on view at Sprüth Magers

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Paul Pfeiffer recreates Wilt Chamberlain's "playroom" at Paula Cooper Gallery

Other Criteria presents 'Exotic Juicy Tutti Frutti' a series of photographs by Antonio Marguet

Exhibition looks at the use and composition of music within contemporary artistic practices

Early laptop designer and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Director Bill Moggridge dies at 69

Oscar Cueto, solitude, new drawings and a video on view at Walter Maciel Gallery

Italian artist Luca Pozzi opens first solo show in the United States at Kabe Contemporary

North American premiere of Kelly Richardson's new video installation, Mariner 9, at the Royal Ontario Museum

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Norman Rockwell Museum protects The Four Freedoms (Literally) with new acrylic glazing

Fahamu Pecou presents fourth solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery

"Lilith in da House": Self-portraits in strangers' houses on view at Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam

Tally Beck Contemporary presents Nobuhito Nishigawara's first solo exhibition in New York

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