The Renaissance and the Physical Body
CFHILL is proud to present the third edition of Ten by Ten, a gathering of ten works of art from different periods and places. The criteria for the selection is that the work reflects a particular high point in an artist’s production. The oldest piece in the exhibition is the sculpture of a woman by Edgar Degas. Degas was perhaps the most single-minded of the famous impressionists, with his obsession with the female body in motion. In Ten by Ten, “Femme surprise”, from the early 1900s, meets up with another liberated 70s figure: Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Nana moyenne danseuse”, who with her ample forms appears as at least as graceful - if not even more anarchistic and liberated. The formidable Thomas Ruff’s photographs “Nudes ama 01 (NUD020)” is a contemporary extension of Degas’ nude studies and provides the connecting reference in the exhibition: a mocking Venus, pixelated for the 21st century. Keith Haring took street art to another level and no one can remain untouched by his painting of a mother and child (in a monitor). The exhibition includes a work from Cecilia Edefalk’s series of icons, “En annan rörelse”, a post-modern milestone - also a study of human bodies.