Photos by G. Art by Berlinde De Bruyckere.
Dedicated to the memory of legendary filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, Flemish artist Berlinde De Bruyckere is presenting new sculptures and drawings in an exhibit entitled “Into One-Another To P.P.P.” at Hauser and Wirth in New York. The exhibit provides a rare insight into De Bruyckere’s creative process by exhibiting sketches in tandem with her sculptures. The sculptures are made with wax, epoxy, iron, wood and glass. As you look at them, you not only see imagery of the human body but also of trees and nature thus intertwining the concept that everything will ultimately return to the source of all living things.
“Into One-Another To P.P.P.” is a small preview of a major international solo museum exhibition entitled “Mysterium Lieb: Berlinde De Bruyckere in Dialogue with Cranach and Pasolini” that will travel to the Mortizburg Foundation in Germany, Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland and Kunsthalle Wien in Austria beginning in April 2011. As my great fortune would have it, I had the opportunity to see Berlinde De Bruyckere speak about these amazing works as well as her upcoming exhibitions. She mentioned that in each country, the exhibit will change! Berlinde De Bruyckere also mentioned that even though the numbered sculptures are a variation of the exhibition’s title, each work has an entirely different meaning thus leaving the observer to wonder if the headless sculptures are struggling to stay intertwined or break apart.
“Into One-Another To P.P.P.” by Berlinde De Bruyckere is showing at Hauser and Wirth in New York until April 23, 2011. Hauser and Wirth is located at 32 East 69th Street in Manhattan. Don’t miss it.
After the jump, see a photo of the artist in front of her sketches from “Into One-Another To P.P.P.”