LIFE ERASER at Brand New Gallery

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Artists: Cornelia Baltes, Rachel De Joode, Jennie Jieun Lee, Anne Neukamp, Ruth Root, Shinique Smith

Exhibition title: LIFE ERASER

Curated by: Domenico de Chirico

Venue: Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Date: June 30 – September 10, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Brand New Gallery

Brand New Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition titled ‘Life Eraser’ curated by Domenico de Chirico featuring works by Cornelia Baltes, Rachel De Joode, Jennie Jieun Lee, Anne Neukamp, Ruth Root and Shinique Smith.

The theory concerning the Manipulation of Corporeality is strictly connected to historical and social changes that include a metamorphosis of aesthetic and verbal codes as a starting point for a deeper investigation about the subject. Corporeality affirms itself as a research field for every kind of transformation.

In the Nineties, thanks to research in new technologies, we observed a long process in which the body was remoulded. These new body shapes were connected to developments in biotechnology and bio-politics. In the process we also attended to a modification and a loss of human values.

The self-perception of one’s body acquired a new refined and “digital” outlook. This new altered sensitivity is a new kind of aesthetic perception of contemporary change.

We are still in the process of shaping the dynamics of our identity. The conjunction between the lived-in body and the represented body will allow us to metaphorically define the contemporary body redesigned by genetic engineering.

–Domenico de Chirico

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Anne Neukamp, Clip, 2015

Anne Neukamp, Clip, 2015
Oil, acrylic and tempera on cotton, 200 x 150cm

Cornelia Baltes 01

Cornelia Baltes, Disco Teaser, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, Wood Frame, 181 x 141cm

Cornelia Baltes 02

Cornelia Baltes, Foot Loose, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, Wood Frame, 181 x 131cm

Cornelia Baltes 03

Cornelia Baltes, Sugar Pop Pants, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas, Wood Frame, 181 x 141cm

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Jennie Jieun Lee, Miroirs 1, 2016
Glazed stoneware, colored porcelain, underglaze pencils, 48.3 x 39.4 x 2.5cm

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Jennie Jieun Lee, The Swimmer, 2016
Glazed stoneware, colored porcelain, 22.9 x 20.3 x 20.3cm

Obra 4

Ruth Root, Untitled, 2016
Fabric, Plexiglas, enamel paint and spray paint, digitally printed fabric, 139 x 122cm

Rachel de Joode, Drawing or flowy conglomeration. Hey! I, 2015

Rachel De Joode, Here I am and things that exist. Ow! XI, 2015
Ink jet print on PVC, 137 x 75 x 37cm

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Rachel De Joode, Drawing or flowy conglomeration. Hey!, 2015
Ink Jet print on Dibond, 79 x 108 x 2cm

Shinique

Shinique Smith, From Wild Seeds (study), 2012
Ink, acrylic, fabric and collage on paper, 56 x 46cm

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