Delvin LugoThe Belt of venus, 2022.
Photo: Dario Lasagni, courtesy of the artist

It’s a family affair. The expectations, the obligations, the appearances, the unconditional support. In most parts of the world, the family is a sacred institution. Traditionally, to some of us, the idea of the family is a matter of unquestionable blood bonds. Biological family ties can be intrinsically hierarchical — parents, children, first born. Each member shapes the life of another. The family is haunted by a myriad of cultural representations that often impose unattainable conceptions of happiness.

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Pages intérieures Esse 107 Famille
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