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Laura Hospes

Second Skin 2020 Laura Hospes
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Fotomuseum Den Haag presents the first solo museum exhibition of artist Laura Hospes (1994). In a combination of new and existing works, Hospes focuses on her complicated relationship with her own body. 

Her photographs, films and performances are a meticulous record of how she visually dissects, sculpts and manipulates her body into distorted postures. Her work allows her to process the fears, depression, loneliness, self-harm and eating problems she has struggled with since childhood and to break taboos surrounding mental health and unrealistic beauty standards.

Hospes achieved recognition with her project UCP (2015), named after the psychiatric institution where she spent eight months in 2015 following a suicide attempt. Because it was too difficult to talk about her experiences, the camera helped her to express what it is like to teeter on the edge of life and death. In her more recent work, Hospes focuses on the skin, the largest organ of the human body. Inspired by a theory of the French psychoanalyst Didier Anzieu, Hospes regards the skin as the outermost layer of our mental state.

Dates and Times

13 April 11 August
11:00 – 17:00
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11:00 – 17:00
Photomuseum The Hague is open on Boxing Day (11:00 - 18:00) and New Year's Eve (11:00 - 16:00).
€ 0,00 - 14,00
Normaal € 14,00
Student € 6,00
19 t/m 25 jaar € 6,00
t/m 18 jaar Gratis
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