Andres Serrano "Shit"

Yvon Lambert Gallery

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Serrano’s work focuses on universal themes such as bodily fluids, religion, sex and death. In this new series he continues his investigation of bodily functions through color photographs of excrement produced by a motley of animals. The photographs are formally constructed and demonstrate Serrano’s considerable technical skill while analyzing subject matter that might make some viewers squeamish. The artist treats the feces to his familiar bright psychedelic backgrounds and titles that demonstrate his keen sense of humour. The photographs are simultaneously repellent and fascinating, allowing the viewer to inspect the manure without the deterrent of odor or other sensual aggravation.

The exhibition features new large scale photographs and will be accompanied by a full color catalogue with an essay by Hélène Cixous.



from September 04, 2008 to October 04, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-04 from 18:00 to 20:00


Andres Serrano

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    Ashley1981: (2008-09-22 at 07:09)

    This exhibition had the strangest psychosomatic effect on me. I swear that when I walked in there was a strong smell of shit, and I thought "Oh, I guess the gallery decided to go all the way and force viewers not only to deal with looking at shit in a gallery but smelling it as well."

    Then I read the press release and it turns out that the exhibition is meant to allow the viewer "to inspect the manure without the deterrent of odor or other sensual aggravation."

    I walked back into the exhibition space and sure enough, I couldn't smell shit anymore. Hmmm.

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