Thanks to Paula Varjack’s mailing list news I’m planning to check out an online event, created to fit in with the current exhibiton Selling Sex.
Here’s some information from their website, which you can click onto using the above link.
It is a well known fact that the majority of images we consume are created by men, and too often feminism is an easy target for commodification in the wider context of contemporary culture. Titled provocatively – and philosophically – Selling Sex, therefore examines this ‘self-other’ relationship by featuring all female artists and examining their unique relationships to sex and the female nude.
We all like to believe today that the war of the sexes is less a battle and more a sophisticated dialogue. However, when you consider that only 8% of the work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art is created by women, that the Tate’s female holdings amount to a meagre 15%, and that the statistics are similarly bleak in commercial galleries, it’s a pretty shocking state of affairs. The facts suggest that the war still needs to happen.
There remain only three industries in which women earn more money than men – pornography, prostitution and modeling. What does that tell us? The war is hardly won.
At 12:00pm on Wednesday 9th May at Showstudio.com, watch a very special online edition of Lyrically Challenged with a fierce line up of female poets, mc’s and performance artists, all having created new material especially to coincide with SHOWstudio’s current exhibition Selling Sex.
Check it out!