"HUMA-I-N"

Jay Krakower  -  Stanley Février  -  EMILY ROYER  -  Travis McEwen  -  Sarah Trouche  -  Esther Calixte-Béa  -  CAROLINE MAUXION  -  Olivia Turchyniak  -  José Lara Menéndez
AUGUST 18TH - SEPTEMBER 18TH 2020

 

THE HUMA-I-N EXHIBITION AIMS TO PUT INTO PERSPECTIVE THE WAY WE PERCEIVE OUR PHYSICAL FORMS, THROUGH OUR DAILY LIFE, OUR RELATIONSHIPS, OUR SYMBOLS, AS WELL AS OUR FORTIFIED EXPERIENCES, AND TO FURTHER REINVENT THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN SELF AND ITS ENVIRONMENT. ART ALLOWS US TO EXPLORE OTHERWISE TABOO IDEAS AND ALLOWS US TO QUESTION HOW SOCIETY HAS SHAPED US, REGARDING BEAUTY STANDARDS AND THE CONCEPT OF GENDER. THROUGH THE HUMA-I-N EXHIBITION, ARTISTS EXPLORE INTIMACY, SYNONYMOUS WITH BODY LANGUAGE, HUMAN RELATIONS AND DOMESTICITY. IT IS THROUGH THE AFFIRMATION OF THE SELF, THROUGH THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE BODY, OUR TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT AND OUR IDENTITY, WHICH ALLOWS ARTISTS AND OURSELVES TO STRENGTHEN OUR ESTEEM IN CONNECTION WITH THE CURRENT WORLD. BY PLAYING WITH COLORS AND SHAPES, IDENTIFIABLE HUMAN TRAITS ARE OBSCURED AND REPLACED BY ARTISTIC PRINCIPLES AND FORMS OF OTHERNESS. IN THIS WAY, ART MAKES THE HUMAN FORM ANONYMOUS, OBJECTIFIED AND UNIVERSAL, ALLOWING A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE WORLD AROUND US. THIS FURTHER GIVES LIGHT TO A MORE SYMBOLIC AND NORMALIZED DIMENSION OF HUMAN ANATOMY WITH THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SELF, BY FLESH, SKIN COLOR AND HAIR.

 

PHOTOS CREDIT KATHY VERVILLE