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LAR en Escuela de la Paz, Ciudad de México
February 7, 2019 – March 30, 2019
Artists: Eunice Adorno, Casey Jane Ellison, Emilia García, Sánchez-Kane, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Leilah Weinraub, Kandis Williams, Lorena Vega, Cajsa Von Zeipel
B L I S S is a state and a space of grace. It is a haven for female relaxation and indulgence, a place for self-care and communion.
B L I S S is a sanctuary for the convoluted and contradictory nature of female self-discovery, radicalism, freedom, power, and an endless number of other values she may choose to mobilize through her image.
B L I S S unites a series of aesthetic investigations into female artifice. Its artists embrace media culture as a resource for inquiry into the systems of psychological, emotional, technological, and economic control that continue to root female identity in masculine fantasies and patriarchal cultural history.
B L I S S takes its cues from the beauty salon as a laboratory of aesthetic innovation founded on informal discourse, affective relationships, and the idea of self-improvement as luxury. It probes the cultural terrain of female beauty through practices that hijack the psychological space of female stereotypes to find moments of agency and resistance.
At B L I S S , the body is the platform for creation, and its marketable representation the aspirational result.
B L I S S is the second curatorial project produced by LAR , an emerging platform dedicated to supporting female-identifying artists and to promoting gender equity in the contemporary arts. LAR promotes innovative curatorial and educational programming that offers international female-identifying artists an unprecedented platform for creating, exhibiting, and thinking about their work.