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?