Opening today: Kara Walker's site-specific exhibition at the DESTE Slaughterhouse Project Space on the Greek island of Hydra. Featuring Figa, the left hand of Walker's sphinx-like monument A Subtlety, or the Marvellous Sugar Baby.
Configured into a fist with thumb thrust between the index and middle fingers (known as the “fig sign”), the Figa has multiple meanings across culture and history, from Ancient Greece and Rome into the modern era. While it is generally thought of as very rude sign, it also has magical properties as an emblem of fertility and protection against the evil eye. On view at The Slaughterhouse until 30 September 2017. Image regram via @glennscottwright
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