Joel-Peter Witkin

Bodies

21 May — 22 August, 2010

Joel-Peter Witkin (b. 1939) leaves no one unmoved with his controversial photographs.

EXHIBITION

Since the 1970s, Witkin has sought to elucidate the beauty inside the horrid, and confront whatever darkness may exist within us and around us. He is renown for creating elaborate sets, using models and objects to realize his vision. Bodies is a journey through Witkin’s mystifying and captivating artistry, from his earliest works until present day.

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"The body is the armor of the Soul. It is birth canal, sex, identity. The physical, us. I photograph the body to show its difference and beauty. The body is what we kiss and kill for-shackle and crown… All in the name of life." - Joel-Peter Witkin

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