Vanessa Beecroft, ‘VB62.003.VB’, 2008, Lia Rumma
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Vanessa Beecroft

VB62.003.VB, 2008

Digital C-Print
48 4/5 × 147 3/5 in
124 × 375 cm
Edition of 6
.
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Milan, Napoli
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Lia Rumma
Milan, Napoli

Vanessa Beecroft presented VB62 in July 2008, in the Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo in Palermo.

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Vanessa Beecroft
Italian, b. 1969
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Vanessa Beecroft’s work is largely performance-based, often featuring female models as living art objects that exist somewhere between figure and object, static and dynamic. Much of Beecroft’s work is informed by her personal struggle with an eating disorder and she consistently explores issues of body image and femininity in contemporary culture. Beecroft’s highly choreographed performance works examine what constitutes the perfect body, as well as the role of context in determining the intricate relationship between viewer and viewed. In her 2011 performance VB67, for example, nude female models were assembled among marble and plaster sculptures, subverting the traditional art viewing experience while emphasizing both the affinities and the stark differences between the living women and the sculptures.

Vanessa Beecroft, ‘VB62.003.VB’, 2008, Lia Rumma
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Vanessa Beecroft presented VB62 in July 2008, in the Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo in Palermo.
The performance was inspired by the Sicilian Baroque sculptoreal tradition.
In the apse of the church, Beecroft arranged a group of female nudes, women and plaster casts, in a radial formation. The nude models recalled …

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VB62
Vanessa Beecroft
Italian, b. 1969
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Vanessa Beecroft’s work is largely performance-based, often featuring female models as living art objects that exist somewhere between figure and object, static and dynamic. Much of Beecroft’s work is informed by her personal struggle with an eating disorder and she consistently explores issues of body image and femininity in contemporary culture. Beecroft’s highly choreographed performance works examine what constitutes the perfect body, as well as the role of context in determining the intricate relationship between viewer and viewed. In her 2011 performance VB67, for example, nude female models were assembled among marble and plaster sculptures, subverting the traditional art viewing experience while emphasizing both the affinities and the stark differences between the living women and the sculptures.

Vanessa Beecroft

VB62.003.VB, 2008

Digital C-Print
48 4/5 × 147 3/5 in
124 × 375 cm
Edition of 6
.
Contact For Price
Location
Milan, Napoli
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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