Performance

Chiesa Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Palermo

The performance VB62 held by Vanessa Beecroft in the Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo in Palermo recalls the tradition of late baroque Sicilian sculpture, transforming the simple use of stucco into a refined and fashionable art form.
A group of gesso sculptures and a group of women, below the apse of the church, raise questions about notions of the real and the unreal, maintaining an unbridgeable gap between the figures and the public.