Traditional porcelain busts wear a carnival mask—a time-honoured way of assuming another’s identity for a while. Mask-wearing offers a playful way to imagine what it’s like to be in someone else’s skin. But Kramer disrupts this custom too by using caricatures of powerholders and stereotypes. Yet again, the composition of the disguised busts lined up on the conference table underlines the contradiction inherent in different kinds of power display. The imagining of the human body and our physical relationship with sculptures and objects is a recurring theme in Kramer’s oeuvre.Posted by
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