They’s Index, 2019
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Design and Decorative Arts

Sculpted acrylic nail and cast concrete plinth.

5.75 x 3.15 x 3.15 in

14.6 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm

Edition of 15

This work comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artists.

PRICE: $676

    About The Work

    This unique edition by Pia Camil was produced by Nottingham Contemporary on the occasion of the exhibition Split Wall, 2018. 

    The edition is a miniature version of the artist's mask motif, which populates the artists work both as ceramic sculptures and theatrical props. The masks, inspired by jewellery display busts, engage with Carl Jung’s concept of persona – our public mask or public image. 

    Exquisitely sculpted to resemble the mask, They’s Index doubles as a wearable manicure nail. Camil commissioned a manicurist in a Mexico City street market to make each nail-sculpture, which like jewellery, rests on it’s own cast concrete plinth. 

    Originally referenced as a prop in Camil’s film They, in which the protagonist They lives inside a mask that resembles a house and performs intimate and private activities within such as lying down reading, eating a sandwich, dancing with abandon or removing nail varnish.

    Courtesy of Nottingham Contemporary

    About Pia Camil

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