London Art Scene: Questioning Identity

Events, Things to Do, What's New — By Erin Gallagher Maury on May 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

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

Buck and Allanah (Photo: Roger Wooldridge)

Chelsea Charms (Photo: Roger Wooldridge)

Man in the Mirror (photo: Roger Wooldridge)

Thomas Beatie [Photo: Roger Wooldridge]

Thomas Beatie (Photo: Roger Wooldridge)

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