CHRIS HARRISON, FIN SERCK-HANSSEN, ERIK WESSEL, NARVE HOVDENAKK
The exhibition examines the role of the man in modern society. What are the masculine values and how is the manly behavior changing? What are the challenges for a man in a situation where genders are becoming less fixed and predictable?
Feminism has been one of the most significant political movements in the West over the past 40 to 50 years. There have been enormous changes in the position of women in society, driven by political organization and structural transformations in the capitalist mode of production. Today, these changes are universally recognized as positive and constructive.
As a result of the success of the feminist project also the man’s role has changed. Compared to the feminist movement the discussion about the male role has been very modest. Scattered attempts have been made but without resulting in any overall strategy or agreement between men about how the new male role should be developed. The situation today is characterized by bewilderment.
The curator of the exhibition puts focus on this situation. Four photographers are invited to shed light on aspects of what they perceive as masculinity, or possibly what they perceive as male challenges and vulnerabilities.
Artists: Chris Harrison, Fin Serck-Hanssen, Erik Wessel og Narve Hovdenakk
Curator: Tor Andreas Gitlesen