The intersectional Self

February 9 through May 19, 2017

 
Martha Wilson,  Thump , 2016. Courtesy of the artist and PPOW Gallery. [Image Description: A woman dressed as Donald Trump stands before a marble building and sculpture of a sitting figure holding a sword, that can only be seen from the waist-downward, with the word “Force” carved into the base. The Trump figure stands in the foreground, with exaggerated orange skin, wearing a navy suit with a white shirt and red tie, giving a thumbs up gesture with each hand. The image is surrounded by a blue border with a thin red line at the center. At the bottom the word “THUMP” is written in white, bold, capitalized letters.]

Martha Wilson, Thump, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and PPOW Gallery. [Image Description: A woman dressed as Donald Trump stands before a marble building and sculpture of a sitting figure holding a sword, that can only be seen from the waist-downward, with the word “Force” carved into the base. The Trump figure stands in the foreground, with exaggerated orange skin, wearing a navy suit with a white shirt and red tie, giving a thumbs up gesture with each hand. The image is surrounded by a blue border with a thin red line at the center. At the bottom the word “THUMP” is written in white, bold, capitalized letters.]

 

The Intersectional Self, an exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics in the age of trans-identity, features the work of artists Janine Antoni, Andrea Bowers, Patty Chang, Abigail DeVille, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Adrian Piper, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cindy Sherman, and Martha Wilson. The exhibition both explores how notions of femininity (and alternately, masculinity) have shifted in the context of newly defined gender identities and how family structures have been reimagined and reshaped through relatively recent advances in reproductive medicine and evolving gender roles. Ultimately, The Intersectional Self examines how feminism in its many forms has changed the world as we know it. The exhibition will have be on view from February 9 through May 19, 2017 at The 8th Floor.

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