"Bloody Mary" curated by Jonathan Chauveau
Fashion photographer Linda Bujoli’s magnificent nude redhead reclining against a vivid scarlet backdrop is the presiding goddess of Jonathan Chauveau’s “Bloody Mary” at Galerie Torri. (The curator appeared before her in red trousers and white shirt, mixing the cocktail on the opening night.) Other artists offered up a less generous vision of sex: Gregor Schneider’s frankly unforgettable sculpture “Man Lying Down With Stiff Cock” is a black clad corpse whose very evident excitement apparently results from asphyxiation with a black refuse sack. Camile Henrot’s insertion of a tarot card into a girlie magazine spread transforms its nude female wrestlers and acrobats into unsettling portentous figures.