Peaux de Dame, 2018

Flat and soft women, that could be rolled and stored, heap up, throw to dress up a tired furniture, slip like a suit, pin on the wall like a pin-up. Creeping ladies, amorphous, nice, skin dull color and shiny but not untouched. Women who swear nowhere, hunting trophies, probably conquered, consumed and exhibited. A life would have marked them, even gave them a look, big eyes, a gutted animal life.

Pauline Curnier Jardin, Peaux de Dame, 2018, Exhibition view Tattoo Sospir, Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, FR, 30 April–1 June 2018, Synthetic leather, fabric, padding, Courtesy the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Photos by Anna Reutinger.