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"Pressing Flesh: Skin, Touch, Intimacy"
2003-12-13 until 2004-02-29
Auckland Art Gallery
This rambling group show looks at themes of skin, touch and intimacy - particularly bad intimacy. It takes in hysterical welts, playing tag in the nude, slap happy couples, live massage performance, blackened digits, passive-aggressive invitations, published romantic blacklists and wishlists, plasticine paintings, skin collages, dank nude studies, deeply textured stockings, hairy soap, stalker videos, pitted tongues, and finally classic feminist vagina paintings made by a guy.
The show includes Maria Abramovic and Ulay, Pat Brassington, Steve Carr, Derrick Cherrie, Julian Dashper, Jae Hoon Lee, Luise Fong, Lucio Fontana, Douglas Gordon, Terrence Handscomb, Heavy Industries, Andrea Low, Fiona Pardington, Peter Peryer, Ann Shelton, Jed Town, Terry Urbahn, Rohan Weallens, Artur Zmijewski and more.
Jae Hoon Lee
A Hundred Faces 2003