A great deal of late twentieth century contemporary creation revolves around the issue of identity: who we are, what we are, and where we are. In 1997, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa curated a group show at MACBA in which ten prominent women photographers from diverse contexts – Sophie Calle, Sinje Dillenkofer, Nuria Canal, Friedl Kubelka, Shirin Neshat, Orlan, Cindy Sherman, Annie Sprinkle, Sandra Semchuk and Christine Webster – explored female self-representation and the condition of identity and community. The catalogue includes the photographs along with theoretical texts that explore related issues.
The objects are intended to have the objective character of industrial products. They are not intended to represent anything other than what they are. The previous categorization of the arts no longer exists.