The project SURFACE has been inspired by the question posed in the anthology
Thinking Through the Skin: “how skin becomes, rather than simply is, meaningful”.
This question suggests that skin must be read in order to produce its meaning. Different readings produce different meanings. For example, in the current consumer culture, especially women’s skin is being read as something in need of being artificially rejuvenated and corrected, so as to uphold the smoothness as a gender marker and conceal the signs of puberty, hormonal changes childbirth and aging.
SURFACE is Zuhra Hilal’s reading of the skin.
Galerie 21 in Hamburg 05.-07.04.2019
Presentation of SURFACE at FUSION ART GALLERY in Torino 29.10.2018
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