Helga Steppan: Be long a part

This evening, photographer Helga Steppan will be giving a talk about the work that forms her “Be long a part” exhibition, currently on show at Man&Eve gallery in London (7.30pm). As well as installation and moving image work, Steppan is also exhibiting these fanstastic images of her personal belongings that she grouped by colour.

Blue

This evening, photographer Helga Steppan will be giving a talk about the work that forms her “Be long a part” exhibition, currently on show at Man&Eve gallery in London (7.30pm). As well as installation and moving image work, Steppan is also exhibiting these fantastic images of her personal belongings that she grouped by colour.

Her work is conceptually driven and often – as with See Through, the colours series – subject to pre-defined parameters that are documented through photography. Here, her possessions were arranged by colour and in accordance with classical compositional values.

In Belongings Apart, also on show at the gallery, Steppan has invited her friends to lend her something they own which is transparent. The objects will be presented as a large sculptural installation, shown together with photographs of the different locations where they previously belonged and a written piece by each owner.

Red
White
Pink
Yellow
Grey
Black
Miscellaneous

The show runs until 29 July at Man&Eve, 131 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4JJ. Tel: +44 (0)20 7582 7861.

More details at manandeve.co.uk

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