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To Me You are Beautiful

Beatriz Gerenstein is participating in the exhibition “Personal Structures” during the 59th Venice Biennale 2022. This exhibition is organized by the European Cultural Centre. Gerenstein is presenting a unique sculpture installed in room #215 on the 2nd floor of the Palazzo Mora.

The Concept

“To me, you are Beautiful” is a tribute to the inherent strength of women everywhere. The woman in the sculpture has suffered great trauma, losing her breasts to cancer. Yet, she knows she must be strong and overcome. She walks tall through life, brave, secure and determined. Through her resilience, she shows the world the best aspect of a human being, the indomitable spirit that helps us overcome the most difficult of life’s experiences and become more assertive and committed.

“To me, you are beautiful” is a real hymn of hope and joy in the shape of a woman who is beautiful beyond any physical considerations.

The Installation

“To me, you are Beautiful” is an aluminium and patina sculpture, measuring 90 cm high by 56 cm wide by 51 cm deep (35″ high by 22″ wide by 20″ deep). It is installed in a dedicated room where the walls, floor, and ceiling were painted in pure white and profusely illuminated. The sculpture was placed over a turntable on a white pedestal so that the viewers could appreciate it in all its subtle details. Indeed, a high-key lighting box was created to give relevance to the sculpture’s joyful, vigorous, buoyant message.

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