‘The Politics of Sex: a Group Exhibition’
Opening First Thursdays 07 June 2018 6:00 pm at Gallery One11
Centuries of oppression and the demonization of sex and expression has caused conflict throughout global communities. Contemporary practitioners have come to aid our communities as mirrors of our time and of mass popular culture, emulating societies downfalls and disobediences; deliberated taboos and patriarchy.
As our attitude toward sex have become inclusive rather than taboo with time, Contemporary practitioners continue to include the conversation of sex within current discourse and studio practice. Although tentative at times, the topic of sex is none the less an important one considering the widespread circulation of the female form; the human body and the regulation of pornography in mass media for example. The dialogue generated between consumer driven culture and the visual arts sector exposes how censoring the human form can be complicated and contradictory when one deliberates how mass media has infiltrated our communities and oppressive structures.
The exhibition brings to light artworks previously censored or ultimately challenge whether their practitioners’ and audiences observations are under threat from main-stream forms of conservativism.
111 Loop Street, Cape Town 8001.
Curated by Megan Theunissen.