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Laura Lima

The Naked Magician, 2015

location
Copenhagen
About the work
Exhibition history
Statens Museum for Kunst
Copenhagen
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Staged in the x-rummet

Staged in the x-rummet

Medium
Installation
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Photo: Ida Tietgen Høyrup
Laura Lima
Brazilian, b. 1971
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Laura Lima is best known for creating performative situations that subject the body to physical stress in order to investigate human behaviors. In Homem=carne/mulher=carne – Pelos + Rede, first conceived in 1996 and recreated since, a man and woman lie reclined and nude in a large hammock. With their relationship defined only by physical proximity, the work delves into questions of human relations but remains ambiguous. Treating the social body as a form of sculpture, Lima works in the tradition of earlier Neo-Concrete Brazilian artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, whose objects often serve as entry points for participatory or interactive art.

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Statens Museum for Kunst
Copenhagen
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Staged in the x-rummet

Staged in the x-rummet

Medium
Installation
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Photo: Ida Tietgen Høyrup
Laura Lima
Brazilian, b. 1971
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Laura Lima is best known for creating performative situations that subject the body to physical stress in order to investigate human behaviors. In Homem=carne/mulher=carne – Pelos + Rede, first conceived in 1996 and recreated since, a man and woman lie reclined and nude in a large hammock. With their relationship defined only by physical proximity, the work delves into questions of human relations but remains ambiguous. Treating the social body as a form of sculpture, Lima works in the tradition of earlier Neo-Concrete Brazilian artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, whose objects often serve as entry points for participatory or interactive art.

Laura Lima

The Naked Magician, 2015

location
Copenhagen
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