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Chandler Holmes

Artist Statement Submitted 2014

"Moving In" is a series of photographs where I am photographing the photographers who exhibited in the 1991 seminal show at the MoMA, "The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort", as if they are my own parents. My work involves photographing myself with these people in their current domestic scenarios.

These domestic interactions parallel my status to the artists - emerging opposed to accomplished as well as the relationship of child and parent. In these moments I become a part of their family and networks, which are often thought to be impenetrable. The work is a commentary on the politics and social under grid of the art world. The exhibition in 1991 took place at the peak of multiculturalism and by photographing those from the show, my work confronts selective inclusion in the art world. The photographs capitalize on the dualities of creator and subject, photographer and photographed.

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