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“It affects how we present ourselves,” our sense of identity, Ms. Wearing, who lives and works in London, wrote in an email. “To me it’s about intuiting the effects of it, being aware of its presence and how it molds us as much as the other way round. We are interconnected.”
Ms. Wearing has been creating provocative and penetrating works that probe questions of identity for three decades. Her portraits — of herself and others — are well known in Europe. A new exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum aims to introduce her to a wider audience.
“We have been mounting a series of exhibitions of