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  • Orshi Drozdik

    Knoll Gallery | Vienna

    Orshi Drozdik’s recent exhibition “Manufacturing the Self/Body Self,” can be seen as the culmination of a project the artist has been working on for a decade. In the series “Love letters to the Medical Venus,” 1984–94, Drozdik describes the intensity of her experience with the Medical Venus in the Josphenium in Vienna. She first encountered this 18th-century anatomical wax model of a naked woman with an open abdominal and chest cavity in 1984, the subject of her series of black and white photographs entitled “My dear Medical Venus,” 1984–94. The perspective of the individual photographs shifts

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