The performance consists of a group of sculptures taken from casts of real people and from their fragments, a vast group of girls with black make-up: the living bodies, the bodies cast from real ones and the fragments form a complex whole, a monochromatic sculptural group assembled on the market’s tables. The fragments remember the carbonized bodies of Pompeii and the sculptural remains of the past. The living girls, with their white eyes set against the black make-up, recall the ivory of traditional bronze sculptures.
- Vanessa Beecroft
- 15 – 15 febbraio
- Mercato Ittico
Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1969. Lives in Los Angeles, CA. Vanessa Beecroft’s work has been shown internationally since 1993, and has shaped performance art, the representation of the female body, and the sociopolitical discussions of art. Her performances (titled VB, followed by the number) have been an ongoing practice