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Kaethe Kauffman: Workshop at Castello 925
October 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Since the ’90s, Kaethe Kauffman has worked with the female body studying and documenting its movement and creating out of this performative process, a series of abstracted images. These artworks, inspired by the practice of yoga, investigate the theme of freedom by challenging the objectification by society of women’s bodies. Using string dipped in paint, the artist ties the filament around a hand, knee, elbow, or torso, and when the body part is flexed, the movement is recorded as an off-printing of paint on skin. In Kauffman’s art, the body writes itself upon its own skin in a ritual of self-revelation. This act of marking and exposure is documented by Kauffman’s photographic images, which are digitally repeated and colored, drawn upon by hand in a variety of media and the vibrant results are printed on silk much like the large banners found in Buddhist temples. In an expansion of the body’s own “speech” through movement, Kaethe Kauffman’s images combine into larger fields of replication and mirroring, until the individual body is subsumed into a larger vision.
Kaethe Kauffman’s solo exhibition Yoga: Interiore Eterno at Castello 925, Venice Italy will feature a workshop about abstraction and movement involving audience members.
During this workshop the audience will have the opportunity to become a both a model for the artist and a participant in her creative process.