Exhibition

Bodikon

12 Jan 2017 – 25 Mar 2017

Event times

Monday-Friday 9:30-18:00
Saturday 11:00-17:00

Cost of entry

Free

Belmacz Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bond Street

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Julia Muggenburg is pleased to announce the group exhibition ‘Bodikon’. It’s token title is a re-appropriated gairaigo or wasei-eigo term derived from the English body conscious, descriptive of a late 1980s fashion phenomena.

About

A continuous thread running through ‘Bodikon’ is ‘Lo Zodiaco’ – a tableau vivant showing the 12 signs of the zodiac in the ‘flesh’ presented through humans, animals and dead fish– by Gino De Dominicis (Ancona, 1947 – Rome, 1998) at Galleria L’Attico, Rome in 1970.  De Dominicis questioned the extremes within arte-povera, its romanticism, the sophisticated irony and the movements response to the post-war urbanism.

The notion that context and constellation are projecting something mundane and unremarkable to an elevated form is not only a component of this mise-en-scene; an artist’s vernacular transforms and transcends limits perceived. 

The poster, printed from an image by the official photographer is ‘Lo Zodiaco’ sole testimony. Narcissism, physicality and elegance are on parade.

‘Bodikon’ will be commemorated by a posthumous poster/manifesto made by participating artists Michela de Mattei and Diego Miguel Mirabella as an edition for Belmacz.

Exhibiting artists

Claudia Kugler

Holly Hendry

Simon Popper

Jonathan Baldock

Florence Peake

Daniel Ferstl

Diego Miguel Mirabella

Fausto Giaccone

Ben Newton

Michela de Mattei

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