Written by Jean Loh From the entry of her extraordinary exhibition at the Dole Museum of Fine Arts, we seem to recognize the familiar and exhilarating terrain of the pure tradition of women self-portraitists, and we keep thinking of Francesca Woodman, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, and especially Sophie Calle, whose omnipresence manifests itself through a photo of the artist Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel lying on the tombstone of her favorite author-poet Charles Bukowski. Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel carries her unusual family name like a nom de guerre, which led us to consult the website politologue.com according to which “between 1891 and 2000, there were...
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