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Franko B. ‘I miss you’ at Tate Modern
Franko B staged “I Miss You!” in the London museum’s cavernous Turbine Hall. In this piece, naked, covered in white body paint, Franko walks down a long canvas aisle. He is lit up on either side from the floor by florescent tubes, and bleeds from calendulas in his arms that hold his veins open as he slowly and ceremoniously walks the length of the canvas towards a bank of photographers at its base. Blood pools at his feet at each end of the “catwalk,” where he stands before turning around and beginning his march again. The performance is structured to resemble a fashion show, and the blood splattered canvas Franko leaves in his wake is used to make unwearable, or at least, un-marketable haute-couture, to mummify household objects, and to make pocket-sized souvenir paintings.
The Cut Up - Lady Jaye & Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE
Breyer P-Orridge Manifesto
Lady Jaye Breyer and Genesis P-Orridge underwent a series of surgical procedures in order to look like each other, hoping to achieve a third being called Breyer P-Orridge. Their gender bending experiment was called pandrogyny and spurred several mixed-media exhibitions including “Painful But Fabulous.”
Korean artist Jee Young Lee works wonders in her series called “Stage of Mind.” Her canvas is her 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meter Seoul studio where she spends weeks to months crafting these ethereal sets without the use of any Photoshop fine-tuning. The sets are each made to tell a specific story about herself, Korean fables, or other cultural heritages. Check out the post on MyModernMet for an in-depth look into each piece.
JeeYoung Lee’s work will be on display at the OPIOM Gallery in Opio France until March 7, 2014.