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Mar 172019
 

PAULINE BOUDRY / RENATE LORENZ, Wig Piece, 2019
60 x 45 cm
edition 10 + 2 AP
signed, numbered
published by the Swiss Pavilion of Biennale di Venezia, Venice
issued on behalf of the Venice Biennale 2019

“By introducing hair in a painting’s visual space, the artists comment here on the tactile, bodily, and even an uncanny aspect of painting. The meeting between a hairpiece as painting creates a composition, an assemblage that is reminiscent of characters in their films like Salome in “Salomania” which gathers in one figure the stories of Alla Nazimova, Wu Tsang, Yvonne Rainer, Oscar Wide or Aida Walker. The hair materiality makes us aware of our sexual bodies as spectators in an exhibition. As a structure that hides and unveils altogether, this curtain of hair refers to role play and to the performative dimension of the construction of identities.”