Etoles de Protection by Monique Lecouna

Exhibition  /  03 Oct 2023  -  27 Oct 2023
Published: 13.09.2023
Monique Lecouna. Body piece: A Room of One´s Own, 2020. Fabrics and pearls. Photo by: Patricia Bova Zuccarino. Monique Lecouna
Body piece: A Room of One´s Own, 2020
Fabrics and pearls
Photo by: Patricia Bova Zuccarino
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Monique Lecouna
These stoles are amulets of protection because the amulet can be any object to which the person grants the virtue of protection; its power works by superstition; it´s believed in beyond reason. The silhouettes refer to the priestly stoles as a critique of religious mandates. Their shape covers and lets one feel their weight on the shoulders, reminding of the heavy burden of those mandates and how hard it is to get rid of them. These wrappings protect and preserve my “own room”, quoting Virginia Woolf´s book. That room is my ability to create, and it´s the only true thing I have. They´re protection and refuge; in them, I keep the most precious treasures of my material and immaterial universe.
/ Monique Lecouna

Opening hours: 12:00 - 17:00
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