Body Architecture, an exhibit of eight different women’s torsos inspired by building and architectural styles from around the globe, opens at Gallery 32 in London on 8 May.
The exhibition, by Veronica Franca, employs recognisable buildings and houses as archetypical symbols of the human soul. The Centre Pompidou in Paris becomes a hodgepodge of elastic rope, metal wire, plaster, rubber, fabrics and bottle openers. And a sculpted torso based on the ‘favelas’ of Rio de Janeiro has breasts made of vegetable strainers with the rest composed of pieces of leather, cotton and velvet. The exhibition, part of the 11-month Artbrazil series, runs until 1 June.