Individual Project

What a Genderful World

Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)

Judith van IJken participates in the exhibition 'What a Genderful World' with a selection of works from the series 'Anamorphosis'.

'Anamorphosis', a photographic research project about the ‘princess phenomenon’.

Little girls were invited to come to Van IJken’s studio and imitate coloring pages of Disney princesses characters while wearing ‘princess dresses’. By re-photographing her own photographs, resulting in a series of close-ups, Van IJken is addressing her responsibility as maker, viewer, and parent. Ultimately she is raising the question: who is turning little girls into images?