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