The ”Not Quite Human” Contortionists, by Hayv Kahraman

No sooner had we discovered Hayv Kahraman‘s distinctive figures in MASS MoCA earlier that month, than we came across them again, in Jack Shainman Gallery, Chelsea. I’m sure one could hold lengthy discussions about the artist’s technique and style, but it was the calmness – bordering on apathy – on the women’s faces while their bodies twisted and bent, assuming these impossible positions, that I found particularly attractive.

September 21st, 2019

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