Peaux de dame, 2018

Pauline Curnier Jardin, Peaux de dame, 2018, Artificial leather/fabric, 207 × 135 × 1 cm

Peaux de dame is a series that Pauline Curnier Jardin began in 2018 for the Villa Saint Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Made of mock leather in skin tone, the limp, loose, and stretched-out female figures were splayed across the villa’s walls. In an almost cartoonish way, this installation has since reappeared across various venues including 1646 The Hague, Palais de Tokyo, Hamburger Bahnhof, Galeria municipal de Porto, Crac Occitaine, Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel, Centraal Museum, and VIN VIN Gallery. Wherever they go, these limber bodies humorously express the changes bodies experience and the many directions they are pulled in.