SKIN

DESTE FOUNDATION, NEO PSYCHICO, ATHENS 19.10.1999-4.12.1999

The international art scene of the last three decades is dominated by work on the human body and related issues of the self and identity. SKIN focuses specifically on how art concerning the body is played out on the body’s natural encasing. The skin is our largest organ measuring 1.7 sq. m. Its vast, paradoxical physical and symbolic properties literally hold the body together and outwardly define us. Each artist in SKIN uses this elastic surface to explore issues about the body. Presenting the work of 14 artists from a wide spectrum of cultures, SKIN displays approximately 30 works by both emerging and established artists dating from the ‘90s and encompassing all current art forms and media.

Taken together, the art and performance presented in SKIN comprise a compelling examination of the textures of the being and the body at the end of the 20th century.

INCLUDES THE WORKS OF:
  • GHADA AMER
  • MARY CARLSON
  • TONY GARIFALAKIS
  • DENNIS KARDON
  • MARO MICHALAKAKOS
  • YASUMASA MORIMURA
  • SHIRIN NESHAT
  • Tanja Ostojić
  • TONY OURSLER
  • GERARD PASCUAL
  • MARC QUINN
  • JEANNE SILVERTHORNE
  • JANICE SLOANE
  • KIKI SMITH
CURATED BY: Andrea Gilbert