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One is not born,

but rather becomes

Joint exhibition with Rebecca Lindsmyr

at The Art School 30-31/3 2016

 

 

 

Exhibition text:

ONE IS NOT BORN, 

BUT RATHER BECOMES

 

 

Simone de Beauvoir once expressed that one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. Through this quote she argues that femininity does not arise from differences in biology, psychology, or intellect. Rather, femininity is a construction of civilization. Woman is not born fully formed; she is shaped by her upbringing.

 

Through the title we have excluded the word woman, to expand the concept and also to highlight its possible limitations regarding a likewise fluctuating physical body. 

 

In our artistic practice we unite in the perception of the body as a neither permanent nor definable entity. However, how we aesthetically respond to the body as a subject matter is in direct contrast to each other; the clinical set against the beastly. In this exhibition these two entry points are brought together to generate a conversation between different approaches to the body.

Works exhibited: 

Animal Energies 

Ultrapassive Aggressive Desire

Let the Earth Rejoice

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARATION AND OPENING

Photographer: Bejov Sanjeev