Virginity Purity Innocence Youth
2015 – 2016
The people depicted are taken from everyday life. Human beings who previously did not know each other. Strangers who share one thing – their humanity. The characters perceive, exude a cluelessness, suggesting, as the shadow of their own, a sanctuary.
The center piece of the 21-part photo series forms a triptych with the subtitle: Aurora. In allusions to alchemical illustrations from the 15th century, a visual language is created, that holds the twilight in a naive sense.
“Virginity includes the freedom of disordered impulses and physical integrity. Innocence as the state of an unprejudiced or unknowing human being, that morally can not be regarded as guilty. Youth as a key for innovation and the will, to overcome alienated forms of culture. The pureness of the spirit.”
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Triptych as shown below (click to enlarge): Image 1 – Altar closed (50 x 50 cm) / Image 2 – Altar opened (100 x 50 cm), pigment prints, wooden frame, museum glass, closeable triptych, 3 copies +AP (inspired by Aurora Consurgens medieval manuscript)
20 photos on the subject: Virginity Purity Innocence Youth
all 30 x 45 cm, pigment prints, wooden frame, museum glass, 3 copies +AP
2016 Virginity Purity Innocence Youth, Solo Exhibition, Herr Leutner, Vienna (A) photos/info
2016 PhotoVienna, Showcase, Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna (A) about
2016 Virginity Purity Innocence Youth, Shirin Kavin 2015 – 2016, Catalogue (A) / preview PDF