EARLYMADE X TEREZA BEIRÃO Enlatadas Ceramic Sculptures - WHITE / TERRACOTA
Mulheres Enlatadas alludes to feminist and gender thematics, investigating the physicality of the feminine genitalia and the feminine body faced with the commercialization of the women body in historiographic terms but also within the contemporary society. Recurring to discardable food conserve cans, the investigation on the feminine genitalia and food industry ready-mades and left-overs, these by-products resurfaced the way women and the woman body are manipulated and reconfigured, ‘enlatadas’ literally ‘canned’, to fit moral and political standards.
Opposing these constraints, namely the physical constraint conserve tins but also the psychological and moral constraints that women face daily, between the naturalness and organic quality and the artificiality of the material, acrylic ceramic, with which Beirão reproduces the diversity of the feminine genitalia and body parts alludes to a possibility of real freedom, out of the box.
TEREZA BEIRÃO is an independent Brazilian artist born in Recife. She graduated in architecture but never practiced. Daughter of a fine arts artist, she grew up among silkscreens, paints, ceramics and art memorabilia. She draws since young age and currently has an extensive work of illustration in fineline. In 2017, she exhibited for the first time "Mulheroínas: an exhibition of mini sculptures of heroic women" in Recife. In 2018, she migrated to Portugal, the land of her grandparents. She is a designer of the Porto Feminist Festival, a relentless fighting companion in Illustrator and on the streets.
Food cans standard dimensions (Width 10,5cm x Height 6cm) Variable height (roughly 5cm, 2cm metal can, up to 3cm variable)
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