Isabel Muñoz in Paris


9 gods, 2016 © Isabel Muñoz, courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehof

Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz’s new exhibition and book, ‘The Anthropology of Feelings’, explores what it is to be alive and to seek higher feelings: feelings of pure joy and transcendence. These are portraits of figures that are dancing, that are undergoing rather extreme rituals – such as piercing one’s own cheek with a long metal spike – that are prepared to sacrifice themselves in search of greater knowledge. Ecstasy, Muñoz suggests here, can never be separated from masochism. In order to feel good, we have to feel bad; but the most important thing is that we feel. She shows our flesh as weak and fragile, but also as capable of giving us the most incredible experiences imaginable.
Furthermore, some more of Isabel Muñoz’s recent works in Paris Photo’s curated Prismes section from November 9 to 12 this fall.

More information at: Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
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