Sanne De Wilde will be showing her Snow White series, in the group exhibition A Whiter Shade of Pale, from March 8th to June 2nd, 2019, at Kutxa Kultur Artegunea in San Sebastian, Spain.
«You are more pale than white». A phrase heard by chance in a pub gave rise to one of the mythical songs of the late sixties. A whiter shade of pale
, by Procol Harum, mixed a surrealist text with a melody to the organ that made it popular throughout Europe.
"Paler than white" is the sensation that gave, in the nineties, the epidermis of the subjects photographed by a new generation of photographers from the Netherlands, women in their entirety on both sides of the camera. The tone of those pale skins remembered, remember still, the late Gothic painting of the Baroque, populated with pale faces, just flushed by a brush of light pink, and cerulean meats. Although the visual reference to the pallor of the Baroque is not the most important, of course. The common thread between the Baroque and the end of postmodernity was also established in a reinterpretation of the very idea of individuality and personality, which began to be sketched out in the seventeenth century and was taken up again in the nineties of the last century as linked to the concept of story : a construction constantly reworked in the different forms of meeting with others that institutionalizes current society.
Snow White is the title that Sanne de Wilde chose to present her series on a very specific sector of society: the patients of albinism. Their skin, she says, is like photographic film: it can not be exposed to light. From this analogy between the photographic and the hypersensitivity to light that these people suffer, De Wilde tries to focus the vital difficulties of these people in close-up in which they appear as an ostension of fears and insecurity that affect us all, but also showing them as strong people in the background, resistant to their own fragility.
'A Whiter Shade of Pale' presents the works of three artists; Carla van de Puttelaar, Hellen van Meene and Sanne De Wilde for more information go to this link (in Spanish)
Exhibition runs in Spain until 2 of June