Art Fair Pinta New York 2009

Women of Means Buy Latin American Art curated by Andreina Fuentes and Bernice Steinbaum


Sculpture by Grimanesa Amoros

When I was young, I ventured into The Vault, an S&M club in the meatpacking district. I will never forget the things I saw there. Some years later, I found, discarded in the same neighborhood, a meat hook tree that would become “Meat Market”.

Our sexual desire is like a hunger that can only be satiated by consumption and the more we consume the more we need. We crave the freshness of youth, and throw away the old and rotten. What once held the flesh of animals, now skewers fresh human meat. This piece sexualizes parts of my own body; candy-colored nipples made of silicone, cut into slabs and penetrated by rusty hooks. The resulting image is seductive as well as grotesque.

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space opened its doors in late 2005. The gallery focuses on projects and proposals that touch on present universal subject matters as: genetics, green issues, abuse, cloning, politics, sexuality, and other social topics. It also supports artists who often adopt extreme positions, those who push limits and those who question their impact on society.

Pinta 09 November 19-22, 2009

The Metropolitan Pavilion, Booth M-19 125 West 18th Street, Between 6th and 7th Ave. New York, NY 10011

Opening celebration (by invitation): Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6–9 PM Public hours: Friday, November 20 – Saturday, November 21, 12–8 PM; Sunday, November 22, 12–7 PM

For more information about the art fair please contact Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Rochi Llaneza, [email protected] or 305.576.1645

For more information about the artist, please email: Irina Protopopescu, [email protected] or [email protected]

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