L.A. Raeven — Ideal Individuals

Opening, November 28, 2014, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 29 – January 17, 2014

Twin sisters Liesbeth and Angelique Raeven began their artistic collaboration under the generic name of L.A. Raeven in 1999. Their work rests on investigations surrounding the notion of “the ideal individual,” which they analyze through videos, drawings, installations and performances. L.A. Raeven study the status of the body and body image within western societies and the inherent social Western pressures. Adopting a critical attitude towards fashion and media dictates, they defy traditional representations of feminine beauty by integrating the codes of this same society to better lay them bare. Through doing this, a debate is set up vis-à-vis the questions related to ideal body image and its social construction, within various cultural and historical contexts.

Liesbeth and Angelique Raeven (b. The Netherlands, 1971) live and work in Amsterdam. ­

Curated by Christian Kravagna and Hedwig Saxenhuber.