Body Check

Pola Sieverding and Jochem Hendricks

The first exhibition to take place at our premises in Seehofstrasse – a joint project with Knust + Kunz gallery in Munich. On display were photographs by Pola Sieverding and sculptures by Jochem Hendricks.

The human body has been a central theme of artistic reflections eversince. Since time immemorial, different strategies have been used to gain access to the human form by portraying and staging identity, beauty and power. The body raises questions about one’s own innate individual identity, is an expression of one’s own emotions and at the same time a protective shell, freedom or restriction. It serves as an object to demonstrate political, psychological, social, family, financial or sexual power and thereby sometimes embodies stereotypical role models, which are also linked to the supposed dichotomy of body and soul. Inherent in art is the tension between body and mind. Biological and psychological gender (sex and gender) are not necessarily the same in one person. Art repeatedly examines the body, focuses on the confusion about one’s own identity and gender, as well as age and stages of life.

Body Check

Location: Seehofstrasse 12 H 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Date: April – August 2019
Photos: Wolfgang Günzel, Robert Schittko