Both inspired by and borrowing the name of Luis Buñuel’s 1977 film “That Obscure Object of Desire,” UES gallery Luxembourg & Dayan have created an exhibition that explores the dark side of desire. That Obscure Object of Desire premieres August 14th and we have been lucky enough to get a preview.
Organized by the gallery’s director Stephanie Adamowicz and Tamar Margalit, the exhibition, which includes renowned artists like Hans Bellmer (1902-1975), Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) and Robert Heinecken (1931-2006), explores the process of object making as an obsessive endeavor akin in its intensity to erotic infatuation. Each of the artists represented in That Obscure Object of Desire is continuously drawn to forms, processes, and materials with bodily connotations that oscillate between the sexual and the abject, reworked in countless variations.
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