Friday, November 16, 2012

Good Job, Whatshertitses (Where I Am Now)

Posted by on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

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New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia + the World is a conference happening all weekend (you can go) at the Henry Art Gallery, where you can also see exhibitions of Jeffry Mitchell's fat-with-life ceramics, the intangibility experiments of artists from Tom Friedman to Louise Lawler in Now Here Is Also Nowhere, and Pipilotti Rist's video that runs all over your body.

UW contemporary art scholar Sonal Kullar has just begun to speak (that's not her above), and she's kicking things off with some great recent works, starting with Mona Hatoum's Traffic (below). Hatoum is also represented in Elles at SAM, in a chamber you enter, where you then stand on top of a video that climbs, colonoscopically, down a throat, along a set of intestines.

Mona Hatoums Traffic, 2002, compressed card, plastic, metal, beeswax, human hair
  • Mona Hatoum's Traffic, 2002, compressed card, plastic, metal, beeswax, human hair

A word I've just heard for the first time: "identitarianism." I do not quite know what it means here yet.

 

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that image is terrifying.
but i would love to own that green (sea-foam? teal? mint?) suitcase.
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