Venice: Alison Lapper Pregnant

Since a few days the people of Venice have been able to see a peculiar statue that has been placed on San Giorgio Maggiore Island; an imposing white figure that hits the eye. It’s Alison Lapper Pregnant, one of the most important pieces created by Marc Quinns, important exponent of the Young British Artists generation.

This statue portrays a pregnant woman that was born with no legs or arms. It wants to emphasize the mutability and the duality of the human body: spiritual and physical, surface and depth, cerebral and sexual.

After traveling through the globe, Alison Lapper Pregnant has been brought to Venice because of the Art Biennale, in which Quinn has an exhibition completely dedicated to him. The sculpture was inaugurated in Trafalgar Square and remained then up until 2007; it was later seen at the London 2012 Olympic games as a sign of vitality and power of creativity. Alison Lapper Pregnant can be deflated, and this makes it easier to transport.

 

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