Silvia B. Of beauty and doubt
Tickled by the incoming press texts and photos for weeks, this exposition prickled my curiosity titillating under my skin…
Nine essays describe rarities, the new mythological constructed figures, the hybrid combination between men and animal, role patterns, gender, androgyny, decadence and Weltschmerz, the freak show, beauty and the ghastliness.
I hope you can read this gruesomely nice book before you go to the exposition or purchase while visiting because, as Sarah Cheang puts it, “the skin is a key site of the ego” and I would like to know all about it.
Book review © Angela van der Burght, textileismore.com