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Annette Messager: Les Tortures Volontaires

Les Tortures Volontaires

Annette Messager: Les Tortures Volontaires - Messager, Annette - ISBN: 9783775736862
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Bindwijze: Boek
Genre: Monografie (kunst)
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Still up-to-date and a real find: Messager’s photo series on the image of the body from 1972

“Beauty knows no pain” is a phrase that, upon closer scrutiny, is shocking and disturbing. The French artist Annette Messager (*1943 in Berck) began pursuing this idea in the seventies when she assembled photographs from magazines for her groundbreaking series Les Tortures Volontiers (Voluntary Torture).

In Messager’s photographs, which are as alarming as they are absurd, breasts are lifted into suction cups, thighs are massaged with electricity, exfoliations look as if a second layer of skin is being peeled off. Yet the laughter sticks in the viewer’s throat, because women all around the world still actually submit themselves to these and other procedures in order to look more like the norm and more “beautiful.”

Messager recently rediscovered these prints in her studio. This is the first time the eighty-one-part series has been published in its entirety and in its original size. In the accompanying essay, the artist, whose work has been exhibited multiple times at the documenta, discusses the genesis of the series.


Titel: Annette Messager: Les Tortures Volontaires
auteur: Messager, Annette
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 96
Uitgever: Hatje Cantz
Plaats van publicatie: 04
NUR: Monografie (kunst)
Afmetingen: 253 x 338 x 15
Gewicht: 698 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9783775736862
Intern nummer: 24381510


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