F*ck Art, The Museum of Sex
Exhibition Photography By Daniel Salemi
The body has long been a subject of the visual arts to communicate desire, often through patriarchal, normative and binaristic modes of interpreting both gender and sexuality. As a malleable medium, the body proclaims much by its appearance as well as its nonappearance. Eroticism is also an elusive, subjective and dynamic conceptual yet corporeal experience. Intervening in a long tradition of the nude body’s association with eroticism, artists today are using the body as a charged and fluid meaning-making agent. The first of a recurring exhibition series highlighting living artists, F*CK ART: the body & its absence explores nuanced evocations of the erotic body.
Working across mediums such as performance, sculpture, film, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber arts, and new media, F*CK ART brings together eighteen artists who share the collective urge to uninhibitedly explore the contours of desire and arousal in our current moment. The works of art on view play with art history’s preoccupation with the nude figure and rejection of the pornographic. Through varying examinations and meditations, the exhibition explores the body’s role in subjectively registering intimacy, fantasy, and longing.
Casja Von Zeipel, Coyote Park, Nicki Green, Jimena Croceri, Alina Perez, Marie Karlberg, Kayode Ojo, Cherry Brice Jr., Clifford, Prince King, Justin Yoon, Pacifico Silano, Victoria Dugger, Tao Siqi, Motoko Ishibashi, Pixy Liao, Casey Kauffmann, Erin M. Riley, Alexandra Neuman