Friday, September 28, 2018

Vernissages | New York: Leonor Fini at Museum of Sex

A comprehensive exhibition of works by Leonor Fini (1907–1996) opened yesterday at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan. The Argentinian surrealist artist integrated different media in her oeuvre, characterized by depictions of  women: paintings, drawings, photographs, film and furniture. The artwork was accompanied by archival material and presentation of costumes. The archival film footage was particularly intriguing recording what in contemporary language can be defined as "performance art". The exhibition was "framed" in red velvet, which, in the theatrical dark lighting, greatly contributed to present the extreme sensuality of the drawings and paintings.