Alexis Hunter – ‘We Knew We Were Making History’ | TateShots
Born in New Zealand, artist Alexis Hunter moved to London in the 1970s. A painter and photographer who used feminist theory in her work, Hunter was politically active and deeply involved in the emerging British feminist scene.
Hunter worked with photography and, creating sequences focused on feminist politics that inversed concepts of the ‘male gaze’.
She used popular culture and advertising aesthetics to interrogate socio-political issues such as sexual violence and the construction of gender. Hunter often used her own hands in her images, referring to advertising techniques where a hand presents a desirable product.
The artist’s early work in conceptual photography situated her practice as an important contribution to Britain’s feminist movement within the visual arts.
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