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Carlos Betancourt, "Sunday Afternoon in El Yunque," 2008; courtesy of the artist.
Camille Henrot, Still image from "Tuesday," 2017. © ADAGP Camille Henrot; courtesy of the artist, kamel mennour (Paris/London), König Galerie (Berlin/London/Seoul) and Metro Pictures (New York).
Clarity Haynes, "Genesis," 2019, courtesy of the artist and New Discretions.
Isabelle Albuquerque, "Orgy for 10 People in One Body: 5," 2020; courtesy of the Artist and Nicodim Gallery.
Sheena Rose, "Grand Chelem," 2021, courtesy of the artist and Debuck Gallery.
Installation view of "Skin in the Game" curated by Zoe Lukov and presented by Palm Heights during Miami Art Week, photo Diana Larrea.
Installation view of "Skin in the Game" curated by Zoe Lukov and presented by Palm Heights during Miami Art Week, photo Diana Larrea.
Installation view of "Skin in the Game" curated by Zoe Lukov and presented by Palm Heights during Miami Art Week, photo Diana Larrea.
Camille Henrot, Still image from "Tuesday," 2017. © ADAGP Camille Henrot; courtesy of the artist, kamel mennour (Paris/London), König Galerie (Berlin/London/Seoul) and Metro Pictures (New York).
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Skin in the Game: Curator Zoe Lukov Explores the Language of Touch

By Pearl Fontaine

November 30, 2021

For the occasion of Miami Art Week, the boutique hotel and cultural hub Palm Heights invited Zoe Lukov to curate the exhibition “Skin in the Game,” which opened today. On view through December 10 within an art deco space located at 1620 Washington Avenue, the presentation is a group show diving into ideas of skin, transmission, and touch through a selection of new and existing works by artists from around the world.

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Isabelle Albuquerque, "Orgy for 10 People in One Body: 5," 2020; courtesy of the Artist and Nicodim Gallery.

“Having skin in the game is about power, danger, currency, play, joy, indulgence as well as the taboo, the voyeuristic and the hedonistic," said Lukov, an independent curator based in Los Angeles. “There is an inherent violence and vulnerability, as well as a promise of pleasure, that comes with being in one’s skin. This is an opportunity to explore skin as a site of potential transmission, of hand-sanitized stickiness, of lost contact. There is a desire to understand what touch can be now—the ecstasy after global isolation.”

Welcoming contributions by 35 artists, Lukov has created a powerful narrative that expands to include topics secondary to the language of touch—like color, race, sport, the erotic, and ideas of risk and vulnerability—which are particularly poignant given the masks, distancing, and sanitizing of the ongoing pandemic. Though the presentation is a visual one, the works on view explore themes of tactility, harnessing the experience of touch in each artist’s chosen medium, including textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, and more.

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Sheena Rose, "Grand Chelem," 2021, courtesy of the artist and Debuck Gallery.

On view, the exhibition features works like Hank Willis Thomas’s image of a muscular torso called Scarred Chest, Lynda Benglis’s silvery mound of melted metal, Eat Meat, and the thought-provoking doe-meets-woman’s-body by Isabelle Albuquerque titled Orgy for 10 People in One Body: 5. Viewers can also expect to find the inclusion of artists like Marilyn Minter, Sheena Rose, Eduardo Sarabia, Gabriel Rico, and Carlos Betancourt.

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Clarity Haynes, "Genesis," 2019, courtesy of the artist and New Discretions.

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Carlos Betancourt, "Sunday Afternoon in El Yunque," 2008; courtesy of the artist.

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Installation view of "Skin in the Game" curated by Zoe Lukov and presented by Palm Heights during Miami Art Week, photo Diana Larrea.

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Installation view of "Skin in the Game" curated by Zoe Lukov and presented by Palm Heights during Miami Art Week, photo Diana Larrea.

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Installation view of "Skin in the Game" curated by Zoe Lukov and presented by Palm Heights during Miami Art Week, photo Diana Larrea.
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