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Meat carcasses recreated using discarded fabric and clothing by New York City-based artist Tamara Kostianovsky.

Tamara Kostianovsky’s ‘Actus Reus’

Presented as part of the exhibition ‘Nourritures Premiers’ during Maison et Objet Tamara Kostianovsky’s new installation, Actus Reus reduces the crudeness of slaughtered livestock to plush cuts of meat.

Tamara Kostianosky - Actus Reus - For the creation of these works I cannibalized my clothes: I used fabrics and textures to conjure flesh, bone gristle and slabs of fat in life-size sculptures of livestock carcasses. My intention is to confront the viewers with the real and grotesque nature of violence, offering a context for reflecting about the vulnerability of our physical existences, brutality, poverty, consumption, and the voracious needs of the body.

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Tamara Kostianovsky’s ‘Actus Reus’

Presented as part of the exhibition ‘Nourritures Premiers’ during Maison et Objet Tamara Kostianovsky’s new installation, Actus Reus reduces the crudeness of slaughtered livestock to plush cuts of meat.