Magazine article Sculpture

Fondazione Prada

Magazine article Sculpture

Fondazione Prada

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Milan

Laura Lima

Through October 22, 2018

"Poetry, reason, secrets, madness, existence, and power" inform Lima's unique blend of performance, sculpture, and installation. Inspired by human social dynamics, her work undermines everyday life, questioning how we get along with others and the role played by objects in our relationships. By transforming living humans, animals, and familiar objects and putting them into (museum) environments where they don't belong, she sets up situations that border on the alienated: iconic mid-century chairs transformed into wheelchairs probe the health of Modernist ideas; bathroom mirrors held in the hands of invisible strangers (apparently hidden behind walls) raise the specter of surveillance; and a tailor shop making bespoke suits for frames exposes the superficiality of portraiture. …

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