The exhibition Body Embellishment explores the most innovative artistic expression in the 21st-century international arenas of body extension, augmentation, and modification, focusing on jewelry, tattoos, nail arts, and fashion.
The areas of focus are jewelry, tattoos, nail arts, and fashion. Avant-garde jewelry consciously engages the body by intersecting and expanding the planes of the human form. Tattoos are at once on and in the body. Nail art, from manicures to pedicures, has humble origins, yet today is a discipline undergoing a great artistic resurgence. Select fashion alters or distorts the architecture of the body. The juxtaposition of these varied forms, deriving from popular culture as well as the worlds of art, craft, and design, bring to light the visual and conceptual parallels among them. The exhibition’s underlying premise is that examining collectively these most extreme and avant-garde forms of body art will illuminate the cultural meaning of body embellishment in general. The exhibition includes approximately 100 objects.
|Additional Information:||The group exhibition includes three objects by Christoph Zellweger. First time on display in the US a key-piece from Zellweger's ‘EXCESS’ exhibition (2010) that was acquired in 2013 by an American collector. The online catalogue features Christoph Zellweger's, Lauren Kalman's and Norman Cherry's work on several pages. Text by Rebecca E. Elliot.|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre|
|Date:||11 April 2015|
|Funders:||Mint Museum UPTOWN|
|Event Location:||Mint Museum UPTOWN, Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA|
|Deposited By:||Christoph Zellweger|
|Deposited On:||12 Jun 2015 09:25|
|Last Modified:||12 Jun 2015 09:25|
ZELLWEGER, Christoph (2015). Body embellishment. [Show/Exhibition]
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