Bruno Zhu / New Scenario.
Finding somewhere to exhibit new artwork can prove difficult. The galleries dictate what is of value and what will be exhibited rather than the artist or the consumer. Artists Paul Barsch and Tilman Hornig of New Scenario have devised a radical new concept for exhibiting art work that breaks down the walls of the gallery space.
Their suggestion is quite simple: Imagine if the body was a museum—then there would be seven galleries in which to exhibit artwork.
These galleries are the mouth, the ears, the nostrils, the navel, the anus, the genitalia.
Barsch and Hornig gave themselves and five other artists one orifice or hole in which to exhibit a new piece of miniature art. The resulting images were exhibited online (due to the nature of exhibiting pieces) and at the ninth Berlin Biennale under the title Body Holes.
They chose different body shapes and sizes to help the viewer identify with the images. Their ultimate intention is to “normalize and de-stigmatize the body” freeing people from any “cultural , political and sexual perceptions.”
The images chosen here avoid the more NSFW photographs or artworks posing in genitalia featured in Body Holes—but you can view them here.
Rasmus Hoj Mygind / New Scenario.
Yves Scherer / New Scenario.
More Body Holes, after the jump…