CV119 - Lorenza Böttner, Requiem for the Norm — Fanny Bieth
CV119 - Lorenza Böttner, Requiem for the Norm — Fanny Bieth

CV119 - Lorenza Böttner, Requiem for the Norm — Fanny Bieth

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Ciel variable 119 - Against Nature (Winter 2022)
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Lorenza Böttner, Requiem for the Norm

By Fanny Bieth

The first international retrospective devoted to the Chilean-German transgender multidisciplinary artist Lorenza Böttner (1960–84) revealed the “political power” of her remarkable and prolific” body of work, notes Fanny Bieth. When Böttner shows “the power and beauty of maimed bodies” – her own, in particular – she roils what the show’s curator, Paul B. Preciado, calls “somatopolitical regimes.” “Böttner’s body works as a true weapon of subjectivation … and resistance,” writes Bieth. Throughout Böttner’s actions, from changing her first name to transgressing disciplines, shines the struggle for recognition of a non-normative life. By shaking the “foundation” of canons, Bieth concludes, the retrospective is “an admirable and welcome breath of fresh air.”

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Bibliographical Notice

Ariane Noël de Tilly, “Dawoud Bey, An American Project” in Ciel variable, No. 119, Montreal, 2022, p. 75-77. 

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