Group exhibition Anatomy of Anxieties at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
10 September 2014 - 06 October 2014
The experience of trauma, whether actual or imagined, can lead to a variety of peculiar and unexpected outcomes. The distorting effect on body image, defined as a person’s feelings of the aesthetics and sexual attractiveness of their own body that may be forced by culture or their surroundings, can be particularly strong. In Anatomy of Anxieties, the body however is conceived not only in terms of human flesh and bone, but metaphorically. It can be seen to encompass the steel and glass structure of a building, or the landscape as living organism, both forms of bodily representation are equally subject to being the site of fantasy, trauma and perversion.
Taken as a departure point for this exhibition, these phenomena are explored through the works of a broad generation of artists including Hans Bellmer, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Beth Collar, Patrizio Di Massimo, Laurent Grasso, Andy Holden, Tetsumi Kudo, Rachel Maclean, Superflex, Cindy Sherman and Cui Ximing.
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