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The Leaking Bodies
Barbara Kapusta 

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Within the exhibition Europe: Ancient Future there are sculptural works by Barbara Kapusta that are made of clay and porcelain as well as one of her video works on display. An important aspect of her artistic practice is the engagement with the diverse themes of a particular series of works via various media. The sculptural works on view in the exhibition are part of her series The Leaking Bodies, for which Kapusta also wrote a performance that took place at the institution.

This contribution features the performance The Leaking Bodies, in which Barbara Kapusta brings together a series of texts seeking to describe the effects of environmental, social and emotional stress, the increasing toxicity of landscapes, political instability and how our relationship to these events work in, and on, our bodies.

Texts:
The Leaking Bodies, 2020
Empathic Creatures, 2018

Quotes from:
Sophie Lewis, Full Surrogacy Now
Elisabeth Povinelli, Geontologies
Reza Negarestani, Cyclonopedia

Barbara Kapusta (*1983 Vienna, lives in Vienna) uses as a central, recurring element in her practice the connection of the body with materiality and language. Her objects, films, performances, and text-based works have been shown most recently at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna; ACF London, London; Kunstraum London, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Vis Hamburg, Hamburg; Ashley Berlin, Berlin; KUP, Athens; 21er Haus Vienna, Vienna; Beautiful Gallery, Chicago; and the mumok cinema, Vienna, among others. Her most recent publication, Dangerous Bodies, is forthcoming in 2019 from Gianni Manhattan Vienna and Motto Books, Lausanne, Berlin.

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Barbara Kapusta

*1983 Vienna, lives in Vienna

uses as a central, recurring element in her practice the connection of the body with materiality and language.

Her objects, films, performances, and text-based works have been shown most recently at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna; ACF London, London; Kunstraum London, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Vis Hamburg, Hamburg; Ashley Berlin, Berlin; KUP, Athens; 21er Haus Vienna, Vienna; Beautiful Gallery, Chicago; and the mumok cinema, Vienna, among others.

Her most recent publication, Dangerous Bodies, is forthcoming in 2019 from Gianni Manhattan Vienna and Motto Books, Lausanne, Berlin.
 

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