to hold universes in our bodies
Chris Castañeda, Lara Lars, Nastasia Louveau, Melodie Mousset, Nuria Riaza
09.03.2019 - 17.05.2019
Opening March 9th, 2019, 6pm // Live wall-painting by Nastasia Louveau starting from 12pm
4 Tiere Bar will join this exhibition and bring you the unique experience between Art & Gin
Open for everyone, free entrance. Special price for Gin & Tonics!
“To hold universes in our bodies” brings together the work of five female artists who reinvent women bodies creating all kinds of (im)possible universes. Appropriating the figure of the female body (and challenging traditional notions of it) the exhibition seeks to re-signify its representation and to open visual paths into the complexity of the female gaze over her own body.
In the works by Christian Castañeda, Lara Lars, Nastasia Louveau, Melodie Musset and Nuria Riaza, women bodies are drawn, painted, portrayed and modelled utilising a variety of techniques, mediums and formats that result in images which escape the ordinary and go from the mystical to the extraterrestrial, without leaving the personal and the political aside. Far from turning female bodies into passive objects, the specific visual language developed by each artist is used to portray bodies that open and connect with conceptual, symbolic and emotional universes.
Gathered under a title inspired by the book "Freshwater" by Akwaeke Emezi, the exhibition has been designed as a multilayered show which will include not only the images created by the artists, but the images of the artists themselves. For this purpose, Nastasia Louveau has been invited to intervene the walls of the exhibition with the portraits of the artists and curators, as well as her self-portrait, as a way to make visible and honor the work of women in the field of art.