While Rama has been largely overlooked in contemporary art discourses, her work has proven prescient and influential for many artists working today, attracting renewed interest in recent years. Rama’s exhibition at the New Museum will bring together over 150 of her paintings, objects, and works on paper, highlighting her consistent fascination with the representation of the body. Seen together, these works present a rare opportunity to examine the ways in which Rama’s fantastical anatomies opposed the political ideology of her time and continue to speak to ideas of desire, repression, and liberation. Encompassing her entire career, the exhibition traces the development from her early erotic, harrowing depictions of “bodies without organs”, through to later works that invoke innards, fluids, and limbs. Find out more about the Carol Rama exhibition from the New Museum’s website.
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