There’s a clear theme running through the works of performance artist Milo Moiré… nakedness. We’ve previously seen her sans clothes in her controversial work “Plop Egg” where she inserted eggs into her vagina to create a plop artwork (see HERE), and we followed her as she walked to Art Basel with the names of her outfit scrawled across her naked body in black marker-pen (see HERE).
The black bars are out again hiding her important bits in her latest work titled THE NAKED LIFE – How little abstraction can art tolerate? In celebration of the exhibition “The naked life” in the LWL Museum of Art and Culture, Moiré held a baby and looked at the nude paintings in the exhibition and, because of their own nakedness, became a part of it.
According to her website: “Moiré challenges the fundamental attitudes towards abstract and figurative art. Isn’t a painting depicting natural themes itself an abstraction? What could be the absolute motif of an exhibition dedicated to the naked life, an exhibition which appeals to specific sensory experiences? In keeping with the approach of the artists exhibited, Milo Moiré brings everyday life to art. And yet, she goes one step further in removing herself from the abstract form of representation and shows her main motif of the naked life: A naked infant safe in the arms of a naked woman. This direct confrontation with live nude art challenges others to reflect on familiar forms of perception. How close may a form of representation in art approach real life?”
So this brings us back to the recurring theme when it comes to Moiré’s body of work (pun intended)… is it ART? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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