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Cassils

Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 4, (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Casting Hall), 2016

Performance Document
20 × 30 in
50.8 × 76.2 cm
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New York
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photo: Cassils and Zachary Hartzell Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
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“Our bodies are sculptures formed by society’s expectations…[M]y body is my medium,” says Heather Cassils, who uses art to explore gender in non-binary terms. Approaching transexuality as a continuum rather than a process of transition with an end point, he combines the artistic traditions of documentation and performance with his own bodybuilding practice. In the work Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture, Cassils revisits Eleanor Antin’s landmark work of feminist art, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture. Cassil’s work upends Antin’s quest for physical perfection by focusing on the quest to gain mass rather than lose it.

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photo: Cassils and Zachary Hartzell Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
Cassils
Canadian
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“Our bodies are sculptures formed by society’s expectations…[M]y body is my medium,” says Heather Cassils, who uses art to explore gender in non-binary terms. Approaching transexuality as a continuum rather than a process of transition with an end point, he combines the artistic traditions of documentation and performance with his own bodybuilding practice. In the work Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture, Cassils revisits Eleanor Antin’s landmark work of feminist art, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture. Cassil’s work upends Antin’s quest for physical perfection by focusing on the quest to gain mass rather than lose it.

Cassils

Becoming an Image Performance Still No. 4, (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Historic Casting Hall), 2016

Performance Document
20 × 30 in
50.8 × 76.2 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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