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Elga Wimmer
526 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor, 212-206-0006
Chelsea
November 13 - December 15, 2007
Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 6 - 8 PM
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Performance art influenced by pioneers as Carolee Schneemann and translated globally by a new generation of female artists—concurrent with Performa 07

curated by Elga Wimmer and Heide Hatry

The artists in this exhibition present us with a new reality in which vulnerability, ordinarily perceived as a shortcoming specifically attached to the female gender, is transformed into a virtue, and even a strength. They also dispose of shame, openly offering their bodies not as tributes, but as vessels of meaning. Last, they give us their emotional honesty as if it were a gift which, when opened, will reveal the repressive ideology of the commonplace. Nakedness comes to embody purity, in which the private becomes public, and intimacy with the issues associated with each becomes both something shared and something known.

Participating artists:

Carolee Schneemann (USA) Heide Hatry (GERMANY) Regina Jose Gallindo (GUATEMALA) Sonia Khurana (INDIA) He Cheng Yao (CHINA) Minette Vari (SOUTH AFRICA)

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