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Mari Katayama

1987, Japan


  • Arsenale
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
    10 AM - 8 PM

    Giardini
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Central Pavilion / Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Mari Katayama’s photographic works feature herself, surrounded by things she has made or collected. Using her body as one of her materials “simply because it’s handy”, she also creates hand-sewn body doubles replicating her unique physique – her truncated legs and split left hand – decorated with lace, shells, pearls, and Swarovski crystals. Born with a rare congenital disorder that affects the shin bones (and, in her case, her hand), she chose to have her legs amputated when she was nine years old and spent a year learning to walk with artificial limbs.

Central Pavilion / Arsenale

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