Body Holes as Little Art Galleries

Body Holes — a project by Paul Barsch and Tilman Hornig of the art duo New Scenario for the Berlin Biennale — aims to personalize and embody the proverbial white cube of a gallery. “If the body were a museum,” they say, “there would be seven galleries.”



They’re referring, of course, to the body’s seven orifices: mouth, nose, ears, navel, plus the much-maligned nether three. For the project, over 40 such holes have been stuffed and/or decorated with miniature artworks by emerging names, e.g. Yves Scherer, Bruno Zhu, Michele Gabriele, Carson Fisk-Vittori.

Each artist was designated a body part as his or her exhibition space and the nature of the work was up to them — as long as it could fit in the given hole, thus liberating the body from cultural and sexual objectification.


Adam Cruces


Josephyne Schuster-Brandt


Joey Holder


Emmy Skensved & Gregoire Blunt Latulippe


Rasmus Høj Mygind


Tilman Hornig


Anselm Ruderisch


Viktor Fordell


Antoine Renard


Hana Earles


Martijn Hendriks


Jaakko Pallasvuo


Anna Sagström


Antoine Donzeaud


Paul Barsch


Sean Raspet


Pakui Hardware


Jesse Darling


Ed Fornieles


Carson Fisk-Vittori


Edward Marshall Shenk


Dorota Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaité & Agatha


Debora Delmar Corp.


Marian Luft


BB5000


Rachel de Joode


Jake Kent


Emanuel Rossetti


Silas Inoue


Sol Hashemi


Vincent Grunwald


Yves Scherer


Christopher L G Hill


Enrico Sutter


Fenêtreproject (Dustin Cauchi & Francesca Mangion)


Bruno Zhu

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