2023 Fall – Vanessa BEECROFT

Nameless women are central to the oeuvre of Italian-American artist Vanessa Beecroft. Her scrawny watercolour figures from 1993 suffer from eating disorders and show an urge for self-destruction. On the border between psyche and pure creation, aggression and tragedy reject any form of temptation.

Her later photo performances focus on the body. Is a woman deprived of her freedom and regarded only as an object of desire, a prey of idealism or a victim of voyeurism? Or do the photo models succeed in burdening the viewer with guilt?

Take a look at previous White Space exhibitions.