Allegory of the Painted Woman - Alexis Blake

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23/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

Allegory of the Painted Woman - Alexis Blake Allegory of the Painted Woman - Alexis Blake

Mother, Madonna, seductress, prostitute, martyr, saint, goddess… Throughout art history, women have often been assigned archetypal roles. What began for Alexis Blake as a research project on the representation of women in Italian art soon evolved into a choreography and into a performance. Accompanied by four musicians in the Horta Hall at BOZAR, she makes an archive of poses abstract, stripping them of their history and context. She thus questions notions such as gender, representation, reproduction and seriality.

Alexis Blake has a multidisciplinary practice that coalesces visual art and performance through methods of translation such as choreography, sculpture, video, and/or text. In 2007, she received an MA in Fine Art from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Her work has been presented at numerous locations, such as the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), ExtraCity (Antwerp), Fondazione Antonio Ratti (Como) and La Triennale di Milano XXI.

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