Patricia Belli

Traps

1996

Artist
Patricia Belli born 1964
Original title
Trampas
Medium
Stockings, garters, textiles, metal and wood
Dimensions
Object: 1370 × 640 × 110 mm
Collection
Lent by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2018
On long term loan
Reference
L04195

Display caption

Dark red garter belts and tights are stitched together and attached to a canvas. The legs of the hanging stockings dangle below the canvas. Merging together, they resemble a surreal and monstrous form. The title Traps alludes to the potential erotic and sensual effects of stockings. It suggests a process of entrapment that includes the power of attraction but also the objectification of women’s bodies.

Gallery label, December 2020

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