Purple Art

[January 2 2013]

Marta Jovanovic’s Exhibition ‘It Is My Body’ at Location One, New York

What happens to the body of the artist in the aftermath of the performance? This query is at the core of the sculptures, videos, and photographs by Marta Joanovic. She creates a silicone doll that doubles as an image of herself, an identical replica of the artist from head to toe. At first glance, this phantasmagoric, soulless object appears beautiful; however, upon closer inspection, it becomes slightly repellent, looking more like a funerary corpse than an immortal replica of the artist. Its disintergration becomes imminent; the surrogate doll cannot be sustained as an autonomous entity. Photo Elise Gallant

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