Julie Verhoeven illustration, installation and film at ICA London
But Verhoeven, as Whiskers Between My Legs, amply demonstrates, is much more than a purveyor of pretty pictures. Drawing on her experience in an industry that can be problematic on gender grounds, Verhoeven is well placed to address the contradictions surrounding women, beauty and the performance of desire.
Her brash and bold interdisciplinary practice finds a natural home at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, where her film is screened on a series of monitors inlaid in quilted toilet seats. Whiskers Between My Legs is seductive and playful, even uproarious at times, but it also, like her first fashion boss Galliano, has a very dark side indeed.
|What||Julie Verhoeven, Institute of Contemporary Arts|
|Where||Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
09 Dec 14 – 18 Jan 15, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Price||£1 with Day-Membership|
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