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"SKIN: An Exhibition Curated by Heide Hatry"
2006-09-28 until 2006-10-28
Pierre Menard Gallery
USA United States of America
Pierre Menard Gallery is pleased to announce SKIN, an exhibition curated by Heide Hatry.In this group show Hatry brings together work by seven emerging artists from the United States, South America and Europe, aligning certain practices and tendencies relating to an unusual and controversial art material.Skin has become the medium in which a small but thoughtful and obsessed subculture of artists has fashioned an expanding body of work in which fundamental existential and aesthetic questions are addressed, sometimes subtly, sometimes with all the force and immediacy to which the medium gives them access.
Displayed in the gallery's three spaces will be sculptures by EMILIA BURGOS and HERMINE ROTH together with photographic self-portraits of each exhibiting artist, exemplifying the ambiguous relationship between model and camera which becomes even more problematic when the artist assumes the role of object and so herself becomes a sculpture. Paintings and installations by CHRISTINE BOFINGER and HEIDE HATRY as well as photographs by PAULA EBANISTA, BETTY HIRST and LENA SCHERER will also be on display.
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated text (more info at: HTTP://WWW.SKININART.COM) including essays by art historians and critics (MICHAEL AMY, New York, HANS GERCKE, Heidelberg, HEINZ NORBERT JOCKS, Duesseldorf/Paris, CORNELIA KOCH, Munich, VERONICA MUNDI, New York, SUSANNA PARTSCH, Munich, ELSBETH SACHS, Vienna, RENEE VARA, New York and CHRISTOPH ZUSCHLAG, Heidelberg/Berlin)
Heide Hatry is an artist, writer and curator based in New York and editor of the book SKIN.
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