Bound and Embraced – The Art and Practice of ropes
Exhibition runs from 7-14 January 2017
Gallery X, (first floor) 65 South William Street D2
Running this week at Gallery X on Dublin’s South William Street is a collective exhibition of Italian modern masters whose work embraces and celebrates the eroticism and the aesthetics of bondage through a variety of styles. Featuring the works of Venice native Saturno Buttò. Figurative rituals, tableaux vivants, neo-Gothic altar pieces are the skillful creations with which Butto extracts the fascinating mysteries of an obscure or dark religion.
Watch our interview with curator Marco Carboni and performance artist Andrea ‘LaQuartacorda’ below.
From Pistoia via Rome, Riccardo Mannelli’s paintings depicts some of the most intimate episodes of human life, nude couples in pre or post coital embrace, naked women juxtapozed with fully dressed men or overtly seductive dames. Other artists exhibiting include Bozzani Giancarlo, Diego Magliani and Hikari Kesho.
“The focus is not on the body, the position, the hard suspension or the pain – it’s the relationship. I’m not interested in nice patterns of rope on the body. I’m interested in nice play with my partner”, says Italian shibari master Andrea ‘LaQuartacorda’. For the first time in Ireland LaQuartacorda will offer a performance and a workshop (both shows are sold out).
Exhibition is now running from 7-14 January 2017. Gallery X, (first floor) 65 South William Street D2