Fragmented Bodies III
September 9—October 1, 2021
albertz benda, New York
albertz benda is excited to present the final installment of Fragmented Bodies, a series of three comprehensive group shows that examines the ways in which the accelerated visual culture of the past five decades has influenced depictions of the human form.
Prior installments of the Fragmented Bodies series considered a timeline of self-narratives and the commoditization of imagery through the prism of the digital lens. Fragmented Bodies III: Figuring Renewal presents a counterpoint, bringing together a range of artists whose work manipulates and re-contextualizes the body through a combination of private and cultural symbols to reflect a reinvention or metamorphosis of the self.
Spanning painting, sculpture, and drawing, the works in these exhibitions reflect the impact that navigating our hyper-accelerated world has had on representation. The artists included in the Fragmented Bodies series bear witness to a period of increased awareness of how we construct our identities and structure our relationship with our own bodies. Brought together, these depictions of the human form suggest the emergence of an evolving visual vocabulary that responds to our over-stimulated consciousness.
These exhibitions could not have been realized without the support of many esteemed colleagues and galleries from around the globe.