In her series of self-portraits titled “Good Behavior”, Finnish photographer Iiu Susirajacombines elements of absurdity and humor. Susiraja works to push the perceptions of expected portraits and what makes a successful composition in the eyes of the viewer. Her work will be on display at Frankfurt’s Fotographie Forum until November 30.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstrasse 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, 2nd and 3rd floor
Text by Canbra Hodsdon
r.i.p. giant french buttplug
may you go on to plug the great ass in the sky
hyper-realistic human forms by sun yuan + peng yu
‘teenager teenager’, 2011
performance, sofa, stones
1440 x 540 cm / 47.2 x 17.8 feet
chinese artists sun yuan + peng yu present a series of life-size, poignant and disturbing hyper-realistic sculptural installations of human and animal forms at galerie perrotin, paris. the creative duo are best known for shocking their audience through their controversial work with materials like human fat tissue and animals to deal with issues of perception, death, and the human condition, demonstrating provocative issues of the contemporary era. ‘if i die’ is a monumental installation that shows massive gel and fiberglass, the surrealist structure acts as a metaphor for a consumer society that has lost its way. through hints of dark humour, they intensely probe themes of life and death in unusual, destabilizing ways.