“BODY BEAUTIFUL”, a group show that features 50 contemporary artists exploring what Body Positive means to them.
Curated by Indira Cesarine at The Untitled Space in New York City, “BODY BEAUTIFUL” is an upcoming group show that features 50 contemporary artists on the subject of Body Positive. The exhibition will open on November 21st, 2019 and will be on view until December 14th, 2019. Please read more below.
BODY BEAUTIFUL will feature a variety of different artworks including paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, and sculptural art. In art history, the human figure always has been a central theme.
The exhibition will present artworks by 50 artists who address the human figure not just as an object of beauty or as a subject of anatomy. The selection of artworks includes all body types, ages, and genders, celebrating diversity as well as the timeless beauty of the human body. Through this exhibition, The Untitled Space will raise funds for Art4Equality, an initiative that supports the creation of empowering gender equality themed exhibitions and public art.
The body-positive movement, which dates back to early Victorian reforms against the corset, 1960s initiatives against fat-shaming, and more recently via social media with influencers challenging unrealistic standards of beauty, is “rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, while challenging the ways in which society presents and views the physical body. The goal of the movement is to address unrealistic beauty standards and to build the confidence of oneself and others. The movement sets forth the notion that beauty is a construct of society, and poses that this construct should not infringe upon one’s ability to feel confidence or self-worth. The movement states that neither fat-shaming nor skinny-shaming is acceptable and that all body types can and should be celebrated.”
The group show features the following artists: Abe Abraham, Alex Janero, Allie Fuller, Allie Wilkinson, Allison Hill-Edgar, Anna Cone, Anna Sampson, Anne Barlinckhoff, Annika Connor, Brittany Maldonado, Buket Savci, Camilla Marie Dahl, Cavanagh Foyle, Dafna Steinberg, Danielle Siegelbaum, Dolly Faibyshev, Dominique Vitali, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Elisa Valenti, Ellen Stagg, Elsa Keefe, Fahren Feingold, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Hiba Schahbaz, Indira Cesarine, Ismael Guerrier, Judy Polstra, Katy Itter, Kaya Deckelbaum, Lauren Rinaldi, Lindsey Guile, Lisa Levy, Louis Marinaro, Lynn Bianchi, Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Marcelo Daldoce, Meegan Barnes, Natasha Wright, Nichole Washington, Reisha Perlmutter, Sarah Weber, Sarah Maple, Savannah Spirit, Sebastian Perinotti, Shaina Craft, Shamona Stokes, Shohei Kondo, Tina Maria Elena, and Victoria Selbach.
For further information, please visit the website of The Untitled Space.
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