There are many opportunities for the human body to be re-worked—organic, trans humanist, cyborg—infinite possibilities to use the full mutable functions of the animated meat sacks we walk around in. Sometimes, those forms appear grotesque, but others, like Michelle Laxalt’s Husk, provide the uncanny valley unease with sensuality, and not the violence of body horror. Working with ceramics and textiles, Laxalt’s forms move freely and in concert with each other, even when the dualities of hard and soft encounter each other.
Michelle Laxalt’s Husk closes today, October 6, at MINT in Atlanta.
What would a museum look like if it focused on the fictions of modern history rather than its facts? The Colombian curator, David Ayala-Alfonso, forms an answer in his exhibition on view in Savannah, GA.