Aline Bouvy presented solo exhibition Who will wear my teeth as amulets? at New York’s Motel which ran from June 25 to July 24, 2016.
Curated by Brussels-based collective Bunk Club, the installation consisted of four new figurative wall reliefs, cast from acrylic-modified gypsum and arranged in a narrative tableaux, reading across the gallery as a life-size frieze. The figures hung on top of a wall drawing made with linoleum, spanning the entire space. The grotesque and mischievous characters evoke a sense of voyeurism from the viewer while maintaining an unapologetic detachment.
The exhibition explored the possibilities and confinements of the human body and its functions, and the power that comes from relinquishing control.**
Header image: Aline Bouvy, Who will wear my teeth as amulets? (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy Motel, New York.
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