Kandyskin 0 (With Her Stripes We are Healed)

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Title

Kandyskin 0 (With Her Stripes We are Healed)

Description

0. STRIPED
Details from the Kandyskin Chronicle Show Catalog (1992)
Two distinct images (Cicciolina, in meditative pose, and the 1934 Kandinsky painting titled "Striped") form a sandwich over and under a text that recalls the celebrated opening sentence of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude. We are introduced to Kandyskin, character- art - object, posed on the auctioneer's block. The auctioneer's tongue bleeds as he hawks the "ineluctable modality of the visible", Joyce's translation of Thomas Aquinas' characterization of the visible dimension and the role it plays in aesthetic pleasure. The various bidders at the auction including Peggy Guggenheim, drive the price up with the homicidal signaling of raised eyebrows. The final note assures us that the Rubicon has been crossed and that the chronicle continues in the next painting.
("With his stripes we are healed'")
[With her strips we are heeled!]

Creator

Tom DiSalvo

Source

https://theexhibit.io/exhibition/al-di-la-delle-retibeyond-the-nets-the-art-of-tom-disalvo/artwork/kandyskin-0-with-her-stripes-we-are-healed

Date

1988

Contributor

Federico Tiberini, Domenica Diraviam, Viviana Pezzullo

Format

Oil on linen

Type

Painting

Coverage

US

Physical Dimensions

152 x 213 cm

Citation

Tom DiSalvo, “Kandyskin 0 (With Her Stripes We are Healed),” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/342.