BODY WITHOUT A NAME
Curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón
The earliest known paintings depicting the human figure date back to 15,000 BC. They consist of elongated, stick-shaped bodies performing activities of daily life. With no other purpose, it seems, than to bear witness to their story, the known history of illustration and the figuration of our own figure begins.
In the contemporary age, the approach to the body as a historical narrative is often associated with the idea of the body as a political entity. A body that has been adopting connotations that it has not been able to get rid of, such as origin, gender or capacity.
This project presents four proposals that bring together different views on the body at the present time, looking from the religious, sociological and historical perspective associated with this figure.
Is it really possible to free the figure from the context?
ANNA LAUDEL, Istanbul, Düsseldorf and Bodrum
Artist: Onur Hastürk
Chiquita Room, Barcelona
Artist: Isabel Banal and Alba Yruela
O Gallery, Tehran
Artist: Maryam Mohry
Lætitia Gorsy, She BAM!, Leipzig
Artist: Barbara Lüdde