Triggered by an interest in modern historical events and their remnant artifacts, Sophie Nys' new project The Drunkard's Cloak, produced by Objectif Exhibitions, delves into the history of the pillory. Placed in areas of public gathering throughout feudal Belgium, the pillory was a wooden structure used to punish a prisoner and expose them to public abuse. Nys researched the history of these objects and re-stages them in a contemporary context questioning the possibility of their 'worldlessness' as mere forms.
Sophie Nys' (b. Belgium, 1974) practice brings conceptual and minimalist artistic strategies to their logical and formal limits by exploiting the broad artistic license possible within the contemporary art milieu.
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