The group exhibition «No Fear of Fainting in a Gym» is showing works by international female artists who take as their central theme the body, parts of it or even its absence and thereby stimulate a critical encounter with its present-day perception and the use of it.
In the works on show there is a mixture of self portrayal and phantasms, grotesque humour and the uncanny, real limits of the physical and the virtual possibilities of new technologies. The exhibition is characterised by the use of the widest range of media such as a mural (Ebecho Muslimova, 1984, Russia), inkjet print on PVC (Louisa Gagliardi, 1989, Switzerland), sculpture (Anna Uddenberg, 1982, Sweden) and video (Tabita Rezaire, 1989, France).
The artists manage both to explore technical limits and to open a space between the poles of the grotesque and figuration. «No Fear of Fainting in a Gym» consciously promotes the female view on the topic and makes an important contribution to current discussions.
Courtesy of the artist and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Anna Uddenberg - Courtesy of the artist and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Louisa Gagliardi - Courtesy of the the artist and Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Ebecho Muslimova - Courtesy of the artist and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin /
Photo by Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Gunnar Meier