White Cube in Hoxton is currently hosting London artist Marc Quinn’s latest provacative and thought provoking exhibit simply titled ‘Allanah, Buck, Catman, Chelsea, Michael, Pamela and Thomas’ delving into the complex relationship between identity and body. Quinn’s obsession with the transformation of the human body was previously depicted in the Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth sculpture “Alison Lapper Pregnant“, a woman born without limbs, naked and very pregnant. Currently on display are compelling marble, metal and alloy sculptures of individuals (including several celebrities and porn stars in explicit poses) who, by choice, metamorphosed into new identities by means of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures. Perplexing, yes but this is certainly one exhibit you truly won’t forget.
White Cube, Hoxton Square
May 7 – July 3, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 -6
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
All images courtesy of White Cube