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She Appeared to Vanish showcases work by international artists who question the representation of women across visual culture, using strategies that disrupt, frustrate and challenge the camera’s unblinking gaze; a gaze historically associated with an objectifying male perspective.

Reaching beyond purely photographic methods, and drawing on wider traditions of painting, sculpture, surrealist collage and performance, the work in the exhibition asks the viewer, to consider the act of viewing the female form and its historical and contemporary implications.

The exhibition makes a virtue of difference with the work cutting across cultural and continental boundaries and traditions. And yet, for their diversity, an uncanny sense of mystery and tension permeates through all the work, each operating in the charged space between absence and presence; disguise and disclosure.

This exhibition continues at HOME MCR in Manchester from Thu 10 Sep – Sun 07 Nov. Head there to explore more work from the exhibiting artists.

You can travel from Waterside to HOME directly via the Metrolink in 20 minutes using the navy and purple lines from Sale to Deansgate, Castlefield. Click here to find out how to get from Waterside to HOME via tram.


Céline Bodin
Delphine Diallo
Sarah Eyre
Eva Stenram
Pinar Yolaçan


Fri 17 Sep - Sat 06 Nov


Featured artist Pinar Yolaçan and Kathak dance guru Abha Auti will discuss their collaboration for the video piece “Kathak” which is currently on view in the exhibition on Tue 26 Oct 18:00. This is a free online event. More info here


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Exhibition Partner:  HOME