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New York And The 7 Sins

New York And The 7 Sins
Conduit, 2009 (detail) © Janine Antoni, courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

art:i:curate artist Sylvie Macias Diaz plays the role of Sloth in a group exhibition titled ‘7 women 7 sins’ at Kunstraum, Brooklyn, New York City. 


Curated by the artist Nadja Verena Marcin & Kunstraum, ‘7 women 7 sins’ is an exhibition about women and their sins. The chosen artists actively take on the role of ‘Adam and Eve’, the sinners. Their selected or newly produced work of art speaks to the idea of transgression as a productive force for spiritual progress. Instead of fear and shame, which connects to the rebellious, the exhibition enhances these ‘intellectual’ sinners as prophets of a future in which so-called provocative behaviour is admissible for all saints.


The history of 7 deadly sins has been closely associated with women and the idea of femininity. Through the practices of the contemporary ‘female’ artist, the exhibition urges to explores the politics of sex and sexuality, and it seeks to question the shifting concepts of femaleness and femininity.  


Participating artists: 

Envy: Janine Antoni (USA)

Wrath: Emma Sulkovicz (USA)

Pride: Yvonne Roeb (Germany)

Sloth: Sylvie Macias Diaz (Belgium & Spain)

Gluttony: Raquel Schwartz (Bolivia)

Lust: Kathryn Garcia (USA)

Greed: Genevieve White (Canada)


The exhibition will run from the 6th to the 27th August 2015. 


More stories about Sylvie and her views on the contemporary art scene in Brussels.


Sylvie Macias Diaz currently lives and works in Belgium, her previous solo exhibitions including 'Krystal Fontaine', Galerie Triangle Blue (Stavelot, 2014); 'Observations', M-Museum (Leuven, 2014); 'Parallel Events MANIFESTA 9:Manifestly Present', Castle of Aspremont-Lynden (Oud-Rekem, 2012); 'Displays', Ikob Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Eupen, 2012).


Collect art by Sylvie Macias Diaz.

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