Excerpt from the text on the exhibition Retouch
"The motive of the body is permeable and pervaded by the identity theories which are related to the standards of beauty prescribed by the media. Through body, one can read through the state ideological apparatus (Louis Althusser), the dialectic of longing for the lost object of desire (Jacques Lacan), repression and biopolitical discourse (Michel Foucault), or one can read a simulacrum that does not originate in reality (Jean Baudrillard) but it is generated by society and ideology (Victor Burgin). The desire to appear in accordance with the criteria presented by the media is integrated into the ideological discourse (Burgin) by representing identity creations of society and history. "
Sonja Jankov, independent curator i culturologist