from 27 January to 27 August 2006
an interactive exhibition somewhere between object, sculpture and installation.
a unique project that is the result of thinking about the female
its eroticism and sensuality. Margit Denz, an internationally renowned
Austrian artist, systematically uses porcelain, a material that she
works with using
moulds in order to be able to repeat the same object endlessly. She
finds in mythology, a compendium of primitive and enigmatic symbols,
names for the four areas of this exhibition. Each of these sections
propose new ways of reading the world of serialised, kitsch objects,
of fragility and the delicacy of sensuality.
Baubo is the shameless goddess, an extreme expression of female sexuality
represented in antiquity as the vulva personified. The objects displayed
in this area are sculptures that allude to the female sexual organ.
These large format vessels are containers that refer to ancestral
fertility and recall the sensual pleasures of love, while at
the same time reminding
of the pain caused by giving birth to a new being.
Aphrodite is the goddess of carnal love, female beauty and sexual
attraction. Because of all these qualities, she triggers the envy
of all the other goddesses on Olympus. The 300 rigorously lined
up hearts of
colours and decorations displayed in this section allude to the
games of seduction played by men and women, evoking female passions
recalling the discourses of pleasure and love.
III. Eros and Psyche
Aphrodite’s son, Eros, also known as Cupid, the god of love and a
mythological figure who personifies, together with Princess Psyche, all
the passionate states between man and woman. This section, dedicated
to these two mythological figures, presents a series of intimate male and
items of clothing, conceived with great realism and packed with meaning
and power, emphasising the endemic importance of human emotional relationships
and their constant fragility.
Demeter is the goddess of fertility. Under the name of this divine
carrier of the fruit of the earth, this area contains works offering
exquisite food in the form of the small erogenous zones of the
human body. Plates,
bowls, teapots and cups from a luxurious set of crockery offer
viewers nipples and belly buttons, conceived with an always elegant
simulation and alluding constantly to two of the physiological
necessities of human
beings: that of feeding oneself and eroticism.