'If I open my 'body' so that you can see your blood therein, it is for the love of you: the Other'–Gina PANE, 1973.
Gina Pane was instrumental to the development of the international Body Art movement, contributing a unique and corporeal language marked by ritual, symbolism and catharsis. The body, most often the artist's own physical form, remained at the heart of her artistic practice as a tool of expression and communication until her death in 1990.
Coming from the archives of the Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, the Parisian gallery of Pane who were themselves revolutionary in their presentation of avant-garde performance art, her exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery celebrates the artist's pioneering career with a focus on the actions for which she is best known.
Press release courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.