Bodies in contemporary art
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” John Dewey.
This past year has made us all hyper aware of our body. Whether we’ve shrunk or grown, the nature of this past year has made us all aware of our body’s vulnerability, ephemerality, beauty. For this auction, therefore, we decided to go with the title ‘Formation’ to describe the way in which artists have examined the body–human or otherwise–over this most unusual year. From hyperrealist portraiture to complete abstraction, the artists participating in this auction present a terrific overview to understand the intersection of mass, motion and soul we call the body.