70 x 55 x 55 cm, 2021 porcelain, glaze, artificial hair

Naiads Fountain (Najadenbrunnen)

“Naiads Fountain” is inspired by the eponymous fountain in Vienna’s Schönbrunn Park. The artist plays with the femininity* of the original fountain, exploring it through the prism of a queer feminist approach. Belova reinterprets the sexualized image of a woman* and mother in the original fountain, and creates a new, androgynous body, only resembling a fountain in shape, but completely devoid of its original function.

About the artist

Julia Belova

Vienna, Austria

Julia is a post-Soviet queer lesbian* migrant artist currently working and living in Vienna. She works with the themes of body image, queer sexuality and not straight relationships.
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