VENUS WAS HER NAME

Art Artwork from Australia. Published by Kate Just on Tuesday 28 July 2015.

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Year: 2011

Venus Was Her Name is an exhibition resulting from a three month residency in Krems, Austria in a town close to where the Venus of Willendorf, a famous Palaeolithic figurine and known 'fertility symbol' dating from around 25,000 BCE, was found.

Recent theories suggest the Venus of Willendorf may have been a self portrait of a woman, or textile artist, rather than iconic symbol of female reproduction. Inspired by the potential to rethink the Venus as a unique person casting her own presence in the world, the exhibition included the artist’s own self portrait as a knitted skin, a VENUS word-sculpture covered with knitted twine, and a table of faux archaeological objects narrating both Just’s and the Venus’ bodily histories.

http://www.katejust.com/venus-was-her-name/