LVH Art is pleased to present its upcoming exhibition Corpo e Mente, a contemporary representation of the human form, exploring the different ways in which artists depict ideas of identity. Curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, the exhibition brings together an array of critically acclaimed modern masters and contemporary artists whose work delves deep into the human psyche to convey notions of gender, race and sexuality.
Using the body as a means to express their minds and sentiments, the artists in this exhibition approach the portrayal of the human body in a raw and audacious way; where soul and anatomy fuse together to configure a plethora of personalities. Flirting between abstraction and figurations, these characters are often too allegorical, often too explicit; but all powerfully relatable.
Challenging the ways in which the human form has traditionally been depicted in art history, each of the artists exhibited presents through their work an alternative way to see oneself in relation-ship to the world around us, allowing the viewer to reflect on notions of both individual and collective consciousness.
In rhythm with the theme of this year’s Biennale, this commercial exhibition will bring to Venice an exciting display of twentieth and twenty-first century artists employing an array of philosophical theories to engage in similar ideas as those put forward in the pavilions.