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©Viviane Sassen, Ra, series Mud and Lotus 2017. Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
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Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

Free entry

Hot Mirror presents a survey of work by internationally renowned Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen.

Sassen is one of the most innovative photographers working today and cites Surrealism as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies and dream-like landscapes in her work.

For Hot Mirror Sassen selects individual images from her notable art photography series of the last ten years, as well as new photographs and collages. These selections are be combined to create ‘image-poems’ that draw on the Surrealist strategies of collage. Hot Mirror also presents a new version of Sassen’s immersive film, Totem, 2014, which places the visitor inside a surreal landscape.

Hot Mirror is timed to sit alongside our exhibition exploring Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition we are delighted to offer Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror, available to pre-order.  This title focuses on Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work.

Also available an   Artist Edition, generously  produced by Viviane Sassen for The Hepworth Wakefield from the original work, in archival pigment ink and collage, Three Planets, 2017, from the series Of Mud and Lotus.

“It is as though you have tumbled into Sassen’s mind and find yourself suspended in a half-awake, half-asleep state”
– AnOther Magazine

About Viviane Sassen

“I look forward to showing at The Hepworth Wakefield concurrently with a Lee Miller exhibition; the curatorial and architectural context promises to offer a different visual perspective for the work. Looking at my own images with new eyes is something I find truly exciting.” – Viviane Sassen


This exhibition is made possible with financial support from