Zoe Buckman

Zoe Buckman is an artist who works in sculpture, installation and photography, exploring the themes of feminism, mortality and equality. I was really attracted to her pieces where she will embroider sexist and violent rap lyrics onto lingerie. Buckman is relatively aware of how the male gaze affects her work as she states that she finds herself trying to counter it by “[focusing on] what grows inside our bodies (placentas), to what goes on our bodies (lingerie), to what goes inside our bodies (gynecological instruments)..” saying that “Women are present everywhere in my studio, yet the body and face itself is distinctly absent. It’s my way of avoiding fetishizing or objectifying women. I don’t want to see women hanging on walls or on pedestals anymore.”

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