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ACFNY SUPPORTED | EXHIBITION
LIFE AND LIMBS
WEDNESDAY, SEP 25 2019 - SUNDAY, DEC 29 2019
life and limbs
Swiss Institute's Annual Architecture and Design Series
Curated by Anna-Sophie Berger
Including works by Adeline André, Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Lutz Bacher, Günter Brus, Sarah Charlesworth, COBRA, Moyra Davey, Manfred Deix, Gina Folly, Nathaniel Goldberg/Inge Grognard, Lyle Ashton Harris, Benjamin Hirte, Birgit Jürgenssen, Marc Kokopeli, Nicolas de Larmessin, Tobias Madison, Till Megerle, Moschino, Ebecho Muslimova, Kayode Ojo, Meret Oppenheim, Walter Pichler, Lucia Elena Průša, Diamond Stingily, Rosemarie Trockel, Heimo Zobernig.
Opening Reception: September 24, 6-8PM
life and limbs is the fourth exhibition in Swiss Institute’s Architecture and Design Series, curated by Austrian artist Anna-Sophie Berger. Considering ‘design’ as a propositional term, Berger has assembled a group of works from a number of disciplines, each of which registers the body as an implicit existential category. Berger, who was originally trained in fashion, has charted a course through her own constellation of references, which she often records in a personal photo-based archive. Juxtaposing disparate artistic practices, transgressive designs for bodily alteration involving mechanical or prosthetic devices are placed in conversation with surrealist drawings and fashion designs. Based in difference and unpredictability, each troubles the boundaries of corporeality on its own terms.
Image Credit: Detail from Jacques Carelman, Catalog of Fantastic Things (Ballantine Books, New York, 1971)
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