The Goss-Michael Foundation presents "Beauty and Subjugation" opening day
A new exhibition of works at The Goss-Michael Foundation, curated by international art advisor Filippo-Tattoni-Marcozzi, have been selected to expose, inspire, confront and reflect upon the use and abuse of the female body in contemporary art.
The art has been chosen from the extensive works of The Goss-Michael Collection, one of the leading contemporary British art collections in the United States, which was founded by the late music icon George Michael and Kenny Goss in 2007.
Generations of artists have confronted themselves with the representation and/or interpretation of women. Artists constantly aim at capturing women’s profound identities, being themselves or their muses, sitters or fantasies, they have constantly struggled to empower and establish women’s personal affirmations and to record their most intimate stories with honesty, and at times, respect.
Using women’s sexualities as banners for personal liberation or as inherited clichés associated with genre, artists are still attempting at capturing women’s strengths and weaknesses, adding to what even today represents an eternal battle between beauty vs. reality, romanticism vs. sex, culture vs. nature and ultimately: subjugation vs. equality.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on view through May 31.