SUPERCHIEF GALLERY SOHO + ARTSLANT PRESENT THE F WORD IMMERSIVE:
Opening reception: January 16, 6–11pm
Faith Holland, Shaving Cream on RedTube from the series Porn Interventions, 2014.
SUPERCHIEF GALLERY SOHO + ArtSlant present The F Word Immersive. The main space will consist of screenings of the extended works from the artists featured in Robert Adanto's documentary, The F Word, alongside multiple viewings of the film. The lower level will present two screenings of The F Word. The short, 7-minute version of Katie Cercone's SOLARA Saturnalia (Kawaii Kali REDUX), starring Egyptian Lovher & the Black Diamond Ganguro GAL UNIT (2015), will open the program.
Robert Adanto's The F Word explores radical “4th wave” feminist performance through interviews with a new generation of feminist artists who use their bodies as subject matter. Because the female body continues to be politicized and policed, and because these artists delve into the fecund territory of female sexuality, self-objectification, and the female form as a site of resistance, many remain marginalized by the mainstream art world.
SVA's Visual & Critical Studies department will present a screening of The F Word on January 15th. A panel discussion will follow the presentation of Mr. Adanto’s film.
Brooklyn-based Leah Schrager, well known for her performance practice, Naked Therapy, states, “As soon as you introduce a bit of sexiness or sexuality into an artwork it suddenly becomes questionable. Just because something elicits arousal or shows elements of sexiness does absolutely not make it not art.” While some 4th wave artists, like Ann Hirsch and Kate Durbin, choose to analyze representations of female identity through digital media, others, like the radical, queer, transnational feminist art collective Go! Push Pops, explore sexuality and gender in pop culture in the digital age. As feminist lecturer Kristen Sollee explains, 4th wavers, unlike their predecessors, “are not afraid to be ‘girly’, (or) to be hyperfeminine, or to wear a miniskirt, to self-objectify” in the service of challenging patriarchal oppression or sexist ideals.
Kate Durbin, Cloud Nine, 2015.
:::Featuring work by:::
Katie Cercone and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta of Go! Push Pops
Katie Cercone and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta
SUPERCHIEF GALLERY SOHO
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New York City, NY