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


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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