Out of the Box
was curated by Elga Wimmer and Heide Hatry and shown at Elga Wimmer PCC in 2006 and included the following artists: Carolee Schneemann (USA), Heide Hatry (Germany), Regina Jose Gallindo (Guatemala), Sonia Khurana (India), He Cheng Yao (China), Minette Vari (South Africa).
The artists present us with a new reality in which vulnerability, ordinarily perceived as a shortcoming specifically attached to the female gender, is transformed into a virtue, and even a strength. They also dispose of shame, openly offering their bodies not as tributes, but as vessels of meaning. Last, they give us their emotional honesty as if it were a gift which, when opened, will reveal the repressive ideology of the commonplace. Nakedness comes to embody purity, in which the private becomes public, and intimacy with the issues associated with each becomes both something shared and something known.