Catalogue accompanying the exhibtion Body in Pieces at KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, 2019
The human body is a corporeal fabric that is interwoven with external interests, inner necessities and various demands of the self, while its boundaries have become porous in both a literal and an emblematic sense. Complemented by in-depth essays and a rich selection of images, the publication for the eponymous exhibition Body in Pieces introduces seven international artists exploring the numerous real fragmentations of the body and its conflict-laden present. In a body that has left behind all notions of isolation and completeness there also lies the crucial subversive potential enabling us to break with normative structures and outdated sexual stereotyping and role models. The artists and authors of this publication have been concerned with precisely these central ambivalences inherent in the contemporary image of the human being.
Texts by Cecilia Canziani, Amaleena Damlé, Marion Eisele, Julia Höner, Philipp Fernandes do Brito, Anna-Alexandra Pfau, Kerstin Schankweiler, Eva Scharrer
Published by Spector Books.
112 pp., dt./engl., Softcover, numerous colour plates
Ed. KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf; Julia Höner
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