Do Not Disturb: Works by Faustine Badrichani
Curated by Marguerite Wibaux & Cara Marsh Sheffler
September 7 through 11, 2023
By COCO DOLLE September 3, 2023
Faustine Badrichani’s installation “Do not Disturb” is promising to be a full body experience at the highly-expected curator-driven art fair SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Blurring the lines between public and private spaces, the installation aspires to mirror the pathos and the obsession of a society caught up in the lures of social media. WM
Large walls and more intricate exhibition spaces are covered with blown up alluring female body parts and forms, more particularly asses, breasts, hips, thighs, bellies, feet, and hands - shown partly as in a peep show. The multiplicity of images replicates a contemporary voyeuristic experience, unashamed to overexpose private bodies for public or commercial purposes. In Badrichani’s works, there are no faces, no particular identity, rather the artist uses anonymous croppings of identifying features endemic to the nudes we send as teasers and accumulate on our phones.
With the artist’s signature lines ‘à la Matisse’, a multiplicity of acrylic works on paper and painted mannequin sculptures are elegantly presented altogether in a palette of earthy hues of umber and sienna with some elegant blues and yellows.
“Do Not Disturb” is co-curated by Marguerite Wibaux, a New York-based French artist, working in painting, sculpture, and installation and Cara Marsh Sheffler a New York-based writer, and is surely to become a must-see at SPRING/BREAK Art Show and a favorite of connoisseurs and amateur voyeurs. WM
Coco Dolle is a French-American artist, writer, and independent curator based in New York since the late 90s. Former dancer and fashion muse for acclaimed artists including Alex Katz, her performances appeared in Vogue and The NY Times. Over the past decade, she has organized numerous exhibitions acclaimed in high-end publications including Forbes, ArtNet, VICE, and W Magazine. She is a contributing writer for L’Officiel Art and Whitehot Magazine. As an artist, her work focuses on body politics and feminist issues as seen at the Oregon Contemporary (OR) and Mary Ryan Gallery (NYC).
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