...aiming at showing the discrepancy between the pictorial appearances and the actual structures and motivations, which are no longer recognisable in such “hyper images”.
With Skin, Tone Alagem presents a series of hyperrealistic paintings, and for the first time, a site-specific sculptural work.
The exhibition explores the connections between the image of the woman as an icon in pop-culture, mythology and pornography and her fragmented duality regarding her appearances as a narrative’s heroine, however constantly emanating from the male point of view and implementing male fantasies. She unfolds the multilayered fields that disguise themselves within the human desire for possession, idols and a dark urge of self-destruction and asks the provocative question, if they are not eventually one and inseparable. Ultimately, the artist succeeds also as a woman, who depicts picturesque pornographic scenes, in gaining a bit of control in a world of extensive loss of control.
With the kind support of the Embassy of Israel in Berlin