Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Venetians: Pawel Althamer

Pawel Althamer filled a space in the Arsenale exhibition with his ‘Venetians’; life-sized sculptures of local Venetians. He cast the faces and hands in plaster and joined them to bodies made of extruded ribbons of grey plastic. They formed abject groups of skeletal forms in the bare brick-lined room and reminded me of the plasticized bodies produced by Gunther von Hagen.

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