Vanessa Beecroft born in 1969 in Genoa, Italy, lives in Los Angeles. Her works have been exhibited internationally since 1993 and she continues to shape performance art, representation of the female body, and sociopolitical debates in art. Continuing to perform for more than 25 years, the artist emphasizes the tensions between restraint and freedom, the collective and the individual, the strength and weakness of the individual, in her works presented at some of the world’s leading museums and major contemporary events.
Vanessa Beecroft’s largely performance-based works stand out as living art objects, often female models, figure and object, somewhere between static and dynamic. Beecroft’s performance works, in which she explores body image in highly choreographed and contemporary culture, examines what constitutes the perfect body and the role of context in determining the complex relationship between the audience and the watched. “Living Sculptures” in the performance titled “VB67”, in which the artist interprets the female form with marble, reveals the differences between the life and warmth of bodies and the cold and stillness of stone sculptures. Beecroft wanted to create a mystical collage with the sculptures he produced by working with red, blue, green colored marble, which is not traditionally used to represent a figure, with abundant texture and veins, and which seemed to belong to another world.