‘Boobs in the Arts’ exhibition opens at Dittrich & Schlechtriem

by Olivia Ladanyi // July 4, 2023

The group show ‘Supporters Exhibition for Boobs in the Arts—Fe:male Bodies in Pictorial History’ will open this Friday, July 7th at Dittrich & Schlechtriem. The exhibition at the Mitte space comprises the work of 16 mostly Berlin-based artists, including Michelle Jezierski, Jenna Sutela, Verena Issel, Kasia Fudakowski, Nadira Husain, Isabelle Graeff, Slavs and Tatars, Katarina Janečková Walshe and Young-Jun Tak, among others. In conjunction with the soon-to-be-released publication ‘Boobs in the Arts—Fe:male Bodies in Pictorial History,’ the show explores perspectives and narratives about the fe:male body, in general, and the breast, in particular.

Hannah Hallermann: ‘Transformation’ // Photo by Markus Bachmann, courtesy of the artist

The forthcoming publication surveys historic and contemporary depictions of the fe:male breast, scrutinising its diverse representations since the early 20th century. The paintings, photographs, sculptures and textile works on display here pick up on the concerns addressed in the book, while elaborating on its exploration of the so-called “feminine” and associated themes. Titled ‘Supporters Exhibition for…’, the exhibition intends to raise funding for the publication before its release, and the proceeds will be shared between the artists, the gallery and the editors, to help fund the project.

Katerina Janecková Walshe: ‘Lady Luck,’ 2022, 35 x 27cm // Photo by Jens Ziehe, courtesy of the artist and Dittrich & Schlechtriem

The exhibition and accompanying book were initiated by Juliet Kothe and Natanja von Stosch. ‘Supporters Exhibition for Boobs in the Arts—Fe:male Bodies in Pictorial History’ will be on show at the Linienstraße gallery until the end of this month, and the book is set to be published by Distanz Verlag in September of this year.

Exhibition Info

Dittrich & Schlechtriem

Group show: ‘Supporters Exhibition for Boobs in the Arts – Fe:male Bodies in Pictorial History’
Exhibition: July 7–29, 2023
Linienstraße 23, 10178 Berlin, Germany, click here for map

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