Grand Century is hosting the group exhibition Soapy IV, running at their NYC space from May 15 to 17.
The group exhibition features the works of five artists including Max Brand, Genoveva Filipovic, and Veit Laurent Kurz. In lieu of a press release, the art space has simply released a text describing a character named ‘Soapy’, neither male nor female, or rather both. The text begins with a diary-like monologue:
“I felt pleasantly empty and untouched by everything around me. I put my legs up and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion. The dark cloud in my mind arose again, a true feeling of discomfort. (Tears) The beast appears.”
The text continues with an outside description of Soapy, who shifts throughout the text from a masculine he pronoun to feminine she one: “After his death, the physician who practiced his autopsy stated that her body did not contain a single drop of blood; his heart was the size of a peppercorn; his lungs corroded; his intestines rotten and gangrenous; she had a single testicle, black as coal, and her head was full of water.”
See the Grand Century website for details. **