Bodily Abstractions / Fragmented Anatomies
Hauser & Wirth Monaco will be hosting a new exhibition, “Bodily Abstractions / Fragmented Anatomies” from 26 January to 26 March 2022.
This exhibition focuses on artists whose work approaches the body and anatomy in complex ways through degrees of abstraction or fragmentation.
In doing so, these artists both subvert the way the body has been traditionally represented in the history of art, and the conventions surrounding the (classical or modern) fragment.
- Date: 26 January to 26 March 2022
- Location: Hauser & Wirth Gallery, One Monte-Carlo
- Times: Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00-18:00
- Information: +377 92 00 04 20
Taking its inspiration in part from Linda Nochlin’s essay ‘The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity’ (1994), this exhibition will review these ideas through the work of 20th and 21st-century masters including Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Ellen Gallagher, Eva Hesse, Lee Lozano, Anna Maria Maiolino, Christina Quarles, Cindy Sherman, Pipilotti Rist and Alina Szapocznikow. As Nochlin wrote in relation to the work of Bourgeois and Sherman (among others), “the postmodern body, from the vantage-point of these artists and many others, is conceived of uniquely as the ‘body-in-pieces’: the very notion of a unified, unambiguously gendered subject is rendered suspect in their work.”
‘Bodily Abstractions / Fragmented Anatomies’ explores a variety of aesthetic approaches and techniques such as abstracting, fragmenting, cropping, juxtaposition, mutation and mutilation. The works subvert the fetishization of the female or traditionally gendered body, or its reduction to sexualized parts and surface appearances, and replace it with works that address female-centred or non-binary experience, the outward manifestation of inner feeling, profound psychological states and intellect.
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