Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou
Edited by Natalie King
Thames & Hudson

Featuring the photographic work of Polixeni Papapetrou (1960-2018), this small-scale publication is one of the first in a new series of ‘mini monographs’ from Thames & Hudson in collaboration with Natalie King. Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s introduction offers an intimate glimpse into the world of the artist whose work is an exploration of the relationship between history, culture and identity; staged theatrical scenes where children-actors including her son and daughter are characterised in dress-ups and masks relay playful recordings of childhood intuition and imagination.

A selection of works produced between 2002 and 2018 feature throughout the book, with a text from Papapetrou herself, which shares personal insight into what and who inspired the work she made.