Body Parts 2001

 

David Zwirner, 94 Greene Street NYC

I began making images about war and the mutilated body initially inspired by ghastly accounts of the Rwandan genocide and photographs of vandalized sculptures after the fall of the Soviet Union. This exhibition included a pile of seventy cast ceramic body parts and internal organs. The surface is a dark metallic glaze with a watery effect. Also included was a series of drawings depicting images of fighting bodies, bodies embracing, and hands touching the insides of wounded bodies in gestures of love and torture.