The Naked Life – How little abstraction can art tolerate? LWL Museum of Art and Culture, Muenster, Germany (2015)
Performance by Milo Moiré
Duration 3:06 min
Milo Moiré, nude, with a nude baby during the closing (2015/02/22) of “The naked life” in the LWL Museum of Art and Culture in Münster (Germany) to celebrate the exhibition. Milo and the baby looked at the nudes in the exhibition and, because of their own nakedness, became a part of it.
In celebration of the exhibition “The naked life” in the LWL Museum of Art and Culture, the performance artist Milo Moiré challenges the fundamental attitudes towards abstract and figurative art. Isn’t a painting depicting natural themes itself an abstraction? What could be the absolute motif of an exhibition dedicated to the naked life, an exhibition which appeals to specific sensory experiences? In keeping with the approach of the artists exhibited, Milo Moiré brings everyday life to art. And yet, she goes one step further in removing herself from the abstract form of representation and shows her main motif of the naked life: A naked infant safe in the arms of a naked woman. This direct confrontation with live nude art challenges others to reflect on familiar forms of perception. How close may a form of representation in art approach real life? Milo Moiré’s performance leaves this question within the realm of the museum: “How little abstraction can art tolerate?”