press release

Twin sisters Liesbeth and Angelique Raeven (*1971, Heerlen, Netherlands; live and work in Amsterdam) began their artistic collaboration under the generic name of L.A. Raeven in 1999. Their work rests on investigations surrounding the notion of “the ideal individual”, which they analyse through videos, drawings, installations and performances. L.A. Raeven study the status of the body and body image within western societies and the inherent social pressures. Adopting a critical attitude towards fashion and media dictates, they defy traditional representations of feminine beauty by integrating the codes of this same society to better lay them bare. Through doing this, a debate vis-a-vis the questions related to ideal body image and its social construction, within various cultural and historical contexts, is set up.

The exhibition was formerly shown in the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem and in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.

Curator: Kevin Muhlen

Opening: Friday 27 January 2012. Performance Fried Air by L.A. Reaven on 7.30 p.m.

The exhibition is realised with the generous support of Mondriaan Stichting.

With the support of Lycée Technique Hôtelier "Alexis Heck", Diekirch, and Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie.

L.A. Raeven (Liesbeth & Angelique Raeven)
Ideal Individuals
Kurator: Kevin Muhlen

26.09.2010 - 28.11.2010 Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnheim
28.01.2012 - 22.04.2012 Casino Luxembourg